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Choctolate Caliente Drink

Choctolate Caliente Drink

posted on November 25, 2014

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups evaporated milk ¾ cup half and half ½ vanilla bean ¼ cup white sugar 3 cinnamon sticks 1 1/2 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon good chili powder 1 dry Serrano chili 3 oz... Read More »
Tailgating Food

Tailgating Food

posted on September 10, 2014

Whether a Cyclone or a Hawkeye fan, there is at least one thing these rivals can agree on: tailgaiting is great. Read More »
Cooking with Squash

Cooking with Squash

posted on September 8, 2014

Chef Luke Squire of 3C Bistro in Charles City stops by the studio kitchen to create a delighful, hearty meal using squash. Read More »
Food of the Iowa State Fair

Food of the Iowa State Fair

posted on August 7, 2014

Charity explores some of the delighfult delicacies of the Iowa State Fair. Read More »
Iowa State Fair Cookbook

Iowa State Fair Cookbook

posted on August 7, 2014

Take a look at the 17th edition of the Iowa State Fair Cookbook. Read More »
Cooking with Bill Riley

Cooking with Bill Riley

posted on August 7, 2014

Bill Riley, host of the IPTV's Fair Highlights Show, stopped by the studio kitchen to whip up a fair-inspired meal. Read More »
Cooking Turkey with Gretta Irwin

Cooking Turkey with Gretta Irwin

posted on August 7, 2014

Gretta Irwin from the Iowa Turkey Federation stopped by the studio kitchen to show some of the ways to cook with turkey. You can find all of the recipes from the Iowa Turkey Federation here. Read More »
Parlo Pizza from the Iowa State Fair

Parlo Pizza from the Iowa State Fair

posted on August 7, 2014

Sample a very simple, yet extremely tasty pizza.  Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | State Fair Special (#311)

Iowa Ingredient | State Fair Special (#311)

posted on August 6, 2014

Full Program: If there’s one thing the Iowa State Fair is known for, it’s the food. From corndogs to turkey drumsticks, everyone has a State Fair food favorite. On this special episode of Iowa Ingredient, host Charity Nebbe hits the Fairgrounds to take a... Read More »
Cheese Frenchies

Cheese Frenchies

posted on August 2, 2014

Ingredients 2 slices of white bread 2 slices of american cheese ¼ cup mayo 1 cup pancake batter 1 cup water 1 cup panko or other bread crumb oil for deep fat frying Directions Add oil to pan, about 1 inch deep. Heat to... Read More »
State Fair Pizza Margherita

State Fair Pizza Margherita

posted on August 2, 2014

Ingredients Favorite Pizza Dough Ball 8 oz whole peeled tomatoes 1/3 cup fresh sweet basil Extra-virgin olive oil 3 ounces fresh mozzarella shredded.  salt   Directions Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Place pizza stone in oven.... Read More »
Rosettes of Iowa Brook Trout

Rosettes of Iowa Brook Trout

posted on July 11, 2014

Ingredients ½ cup fine diced celery ½ cup fine diced yellow onion ½ cup fine diced red pepper 1 tsp chopped garlic 1 tsp chopped shallots 4 oz. melted butter 1 cup medium diced portabella caps ¼ cup sliced... Read More »
Pan Seared Arctic Char with Tomato Marmalade

Pan Seared Arctic Char with Tomato Marmalade

posted on July 3, 2014

Ingredients Tomato Marmalade 6 vine ripe tomatoes 3 Tablespoons olive oil ½ cup shallots, sliced sugar salt pepper zest of 1 lemon 3 fingerling potatoes ½ cup prosciutto 1 whole bulb of garlic fresh rosemary sprig olive... Read More »
Heirloom Tomato Flatbread

Heirloom Tomato Flatbread

posted on July 3, 2014

Ingredients 1 ball of pizza or bread dough 3 ripened tomatoes, thinly sliced ½ cup fresh basil, chopped ½ cup pitted olives, sliced 2 Tablespoons freshly ground parmesan cheese Salt Olive Oil Directions Take one... Read More »
Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Apple Sauce

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Apple Sauce

posted on June 25, 2014

Pumpkin Bread Ingredients 4 Tbsp. unsalted organic butter (softened)  1 ¾ cups of organic flour  ½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda  ½ tsp. baking powder  ½ tsp. all spice  2 tsp.... Read More »
Fresh Herb Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

Fresh Herb Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

posted on June 25, 2014

Ingredients ½ cup mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. half and half ½ tsp. mustard powder12 large organic eggs 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 1 tsp. fresh parsley (finely chopped) 1 tsp. fresh chives (finely chopped) 1 tsp. fresh dill ¼ tsp. salt... Read More »
Walnut “Risotto” with Fall Mushrooms and Carrot Puree

Walnut “Risotto” with Fall Mushrooms and Carrot Puree

posted on June 17, 2014

Ingredients 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 small yellow onion, diced 1 pound black walnuts or English walnuts ¼ cup sweet vermouth 4 cups chicken or mushroom stock 1 pound meaty mushrooms (such as Chantrelle and Porcini) 2 cups carrots,... Read More »
Walnut Soup

Walnut Soup

posted on June 17, 2014

Ingredients ½ stick (4 Tablespoons) butter ½ cup uncooked bacon, diced  1 stalk celery, diced 1 medium red onion, diced 1 ½ cups Black Walnuts or English Walnuts 5 cups chicken stock 1 pint heavy cream Bottle... Read More »
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Strawberries

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Strawberries

posted on June 4, 2014

This delicious gluten-free chocolate cake has a sweet bite! Read More »
Pan Seared Sea Bass with Strawberry Jícama Salad

Pan Seared Sea Bass with Strawberry Jícama Salad

posted on June 4, 2014

This savory dish is enhanced with the mild sweetness of strawberries. Read More »
Coffee Poached Pear with Maytag Blue Cheese

Coffee Poached Pear with Maytag Blue Cheese

posted on May 27, 2014

Chef Daniel Knowles stopped by the kitchen studio and created a unique recipe using Maytag Blue Cheese. Read More »
Butternut Squash and Blue Cheese Soufflé

Butternut Squash and Blue Cheese Soufflé

posted on May 27, 2014

Ingredients 1 med to large butternut squash 3 Tablespoons butter + extra for ramekins 3 Tablespoons flour 1 ¼ cups whole milk 1 sprig rosemary 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 pinch of cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ½ cup... Read More »
Maytag Blue Cheese from Newton

Maytag Blue Cheese from Newton

posted on May 24, 2014

Acclaimed by cheese experts and foodies as one of America's finest blue cheeses, Maytag Blue Cheese is indeed one of the world's great cheeses. Learn more about this world famous, gourmet cheese. Read More »
Chef Daniel Knowles, Devotay, Iowa City

Chef Daniel Knowles, Devotay, Iowa City

posted on May 24, 2014

Visit Devotay in downtown Iowa City where executive chef Daniel Knowles is creating innovative entrees and tapas using fresh Iowa Ingredients. Read More »
Cooking with Blue Cheese

Cooking with Blue Cheese

posted on May 24, 2014

Chef Daniel Knowels of Devotay in Iowa City visits the studio kitchen to serve up a delighful soufle using Maytag Blue Cheese. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Maytag Blue Cheese (#310)

Iowa Ingredient | Maytag Blue Cheese (#310)

posted on May 24, 2014

Full Program: Acclaimed by cheese experts and foodies as one of America's finest blue cheeses, Maytag Blue Cheese is indeed one of the world's great cheeses. On this Iowa Ingredient, join host Chairty Nebbe to learn more about blue cheese. We’ll visit Newton to... Read More »
Squash Risotto with Shrimp

Squash Risotto with Shrimp

posted on May 21, 2014

Ingredients 4-5 cups chicken stock  1 medium onion diced Salt and pepper to taste 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 cup medium grain rice Arborio 1 medium butternut squash peeled and diced to ¼ inch pieces (about ¾ cup)  1 Tbsp... Read More »
Savory Butternut Squash Soup

Savory Butternut Squash Soup

posted on May 21, 2014

Ingredients 1 medium butternut or 2 acorn squash cut in half, seeded, brushed with olive oil, salt and pepper 8 Tbsp butter 1 medium onion, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 2 Tbsp garlic, minced 1 Tbsp salt 1 tsp ground... Read More »
Squash from Hawk Valley Garden

Squash from Hawk Valley Garden

posted on May 17, 2014

Visit Hawk Valley Garden just outside Spencer. This family farm specializes in a wide variety of squash. Read More »
Chef Luke Squire, 3C Bistro, Charles City

Chef Luke Squire, 3C Bistro, Charles City

posted on May 17, 2014

Visit 3C Bistro in downtown Charles City where Chef Luke Squire serves a locally sourced, rotational menu of fresh Iowa ingredients. This hometown restaurant truly offers something for everyone. Read More »
Aquaponics

Aquaponics

posted on May 17, 2014

Learn how one greenhouse in Panora is using aquaponics and talapia to grow basil. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Squash (#309)

Iowa Ingredient | Squash (#309)

posted on May 17, 2014

Full Program: A cousin of the cucumber, and even the melon, the squash is a fall staple in many Iowa homes. On this Iowa Ingredient, join host Charity Nebbe to learn more about squash. We’ll visit Hawk Valley Garden in Spencer to learn about the seemingly... Read More »
Recipe: Romesco Sauce

Recipe: Romesco Sauce

posted on May 14, 2014

Ingredients 2 red or yellow bell peppers ½ cup raw almonds 2 Tablespoons paprika 1 medium tomato Olive oil 3 cloves garlic 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoons fresh mint 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley Salt and... Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Peppers (#308)

Iowa Ingredient | Peppers (#308)

posted on May 14, 2014

Full Program: From sweet and mellow to blistering hot, peppers take on a range of flavors. They’re easy to grow in Iowa’s fertile soil; you can freeze, can them, and they can be used in a variety of recipes. On this Iowa Ingredient, join host Charity Nebbe as... Read More »
Peppers from Sean Sullivan

Peppers from Sean Sullivan

posted on May 14, 2014

Visit the Des Moines farmers market in late July and you may be greeted with an unsual roasted smell. Every so often you'll find Sean Sullivan roasting chili peppers. Visit his farm outside of Cumming to learn more about growing chili peppers in... Read More »
Chef Lisa LaValle, Trellis, Des Moines

Chef Lisa LaValle, Trellis, Des Moines

posted on May 14, 2014

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Center offers Iowans a tropical oasis in the middle of downtown Des Moines. Inside the Botanical Garden you can get a plant-inspired meal at Lisa Lavalle's restaurant: Trellis. Read More »
Cooking Peppers with Chef Lisa LaValle

Cooking Peppers with Chef Lisa LaValle

posted on May 14, 2014

Chef Lisa LaValle of Trellis in Des Moines stops by the studio kitchen to teach you how to roast a pepper and make a delightful romesco sauce. Read More »
Downton Abbey Lunch with the Chefs

Downton Abbey Lunch with the Chefs

posted on May 14, 2014

Learn about the excuisite dining that took place during the era of Downton Abbey. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Trout (#307)

Iowa Ingredient | Trout (#307)

posted on May 10, 2014

Full Program: Most seafood is at its best when it’s prepared and served as soon as possible. Being in the middle of the country, it can be hard to get a hold of fresh seafood in Iowa unless its flown in. But if you turn to Iowa’s lakes and streams, we... Read More »
Trout Fishing in Northeast Iowa

Trout Fishing in Northeast Iowa

posted on May 7, 2014

Hidden among cow pastures and corn fields swims an atypical Iowa Ingredient. Join fishing guide Brad Johansen as he shares his secrets to finding trout in Iowa. Read More »
Chef Rick Beaulieu, Bev's on the River, Sioux City

Chef Rick Beaulieu, Bev's on the River, Sioux City

posted on May 7, 2014

Visit Bev's on the River in Sioux City. Executive Chef Rick Beaulieu uses a cajun flare to bring fresh ingredients to life. Read More »
Cooking Trout with Rick Beaulieu

Cooking Trout with Rick Beaulieu

posted on May 7, 2014

Chef Rick Beaulieu from Bev's on the River in Sioux City visits the studio kitchen to serve up a delicious dish using Iowa brook trout. Read More »
Food Blogging

Food Blogging

posted on May 7, 2014

Writing about food may not seem as easy as it sounds, yet people all over the country are making careers out of writing about food. Meet one Iowa resident who is doing just that. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Tomatoes (#306)

Iowa Ingredient | Tomatoes (#306)

posted on May 3, 2014

Full Program: It’s hard to beat the taste of a freshly-picked vine ripe tomato in the middle of summer. Tomatoes come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and the flavors can be just as varied and complex. On this episode of Iowa Ingredient, join host... Read More »
Tiny But Mighty Popcorn

Tiny But Mighty Popcorn

posted on May 1, 2014

Visit a small farm just outside Shellsburg, where farmer Gene Mealhow grows and packages an heriloom variety of popcorn. Read More »
Tomatoes from Grinnell Heritage Farms

Tomatoes from Grinnell Heritage Farms

posted on April 30, 2014

Visit Grinnell Heritage Farms just outside Grinnell. This family farm specializes in the heirloom variety of tomatoes. Read More »
Chef David Baruthio, Baru 66, Windsor Heights

Chef David Baruthio, Baru 66, Windsor Heights

posted on April 30, 2014

Meet Chef David Baruthio. This French native brings his unique style to several restaurants in the greater Des Moines area. Read More »
Cooking Tomatoes with Chef David Baruthio

Cooking Tomatoes with Chef David Baruthio

posted on April 30, 2014

Chef David Baruthio of Baru 66 visits the studio kitchen to serve up savory and refreshing meals using Iowa grown tomatoes. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Eggs (#305)

Iowa Ingredient | Eggs (#305)

posted on April 26, 2014

Full Program: Farm-fresh eggs have gorgeous orange yolks and a delicious, rich flavor. They’re high in protein, packed with vitamin-D, and can be the essential ingredient to countless recipes. On this episode of Iowa Ingredient, join host Charity Nebbe as she... Read More »
Eggs from Seven Pines Farm

Eggs from Seven Pines Farm

posted on April 23, 2014

Melissa Freidhoff-Rodgers, Ross' Restaurant, Bettendorf

Melissa Freidhoff-Rodgers, Ross' Restaurant, Bettendorf

posted on April 23, 2014

Visit Ross's Restaurant in Bettendorf. Not only does this 24-hour diner offer a range of dishes using Iowa grown food, but it also is the place to visit if you ever decide to run for president. Read More »
Cooking Eggs with Melissa Freidhoff-Rodgers

Cooking Eggs with Melissa Freidhoff-Rodgers

posted on April 23, 2014

Melissa Freidhoff Rodgers from Ross' Restaurant visits the studio kitchen and shares some creative ways to use eggs. Learn how to make a deviled eggs and a sinfully sweet bread pudding. Read More »
Iowa Flour

Iowa Flour

posted on April 23, 2014

Visit Early Morning Harvest outside of Panora, where one farmer is milling grain into Iowa flour. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Walnuts (#304)

Iowa Ingredient | Walnuts (#304)

posted on April 18, 2014

Full Program: Visit a neighborhood backyard in Iowa, and chances are pretty good that you’ll find walnut trees. On this Iowa Ingredient, join host Charity Nebbe to learn more about this local nut. We’ll visit an Iowa tree farmer who sells his walnuts all over... Read More »
Black Walnuts from Dell Lawrence, Sabula

Black Walnuts from Dell Lawrence, Sabula

posted on April 16, 2014

Visit a farm outside Sabula where Dell Lawrence, picks up, washes, dries, and cracks black walnuts...a lot of walnuts. Read More »
Chef Michael Bailey, Embassy Club West, Des Moines

Chef Michael Bailey, Embassy Club West, Des Moines

posted on April 16, 2014

For more than 100 years, Des Moines Embassy Club members have used its downtown locations to entertain business associates, as well as visiting world leaders and celebrities. Visit some of the locations to see what sort of food Chef Michael Bailey... Read More »
Cooking Black Walnuts with Chef Michael Bailey

Cooking Black Walnuts with Chef Michael Bailey

posted on April 16, 2014

Chef Michael Bailey from the Des Moines Embassy Club visits the studio location to serve up a savory walnut dish. Read More »
Le Mars Ice Cream Days

Le Mars Ice Cream Days

posted on April 16, 2014

Visit the Ice Cream Capital of the world. Every year, Le Mars hosts a festival on all things Ice Cream. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Beets (#303)

Iowa Ingredient | Beets (#303)

posted on April 14, 2014

Full Program: These earthy vegetables come in unexpected colors with very distinct flavors. Beets are perhaps one of the most polarizing foods available. Everyone has their own opinion. On this Iowa Ingredient, join host Charity Nebbe to learn more about the... Read More »
Sautéed Beet Greens & Fresh Beet Salad

Sautéed Beet Greens & Fresh Beet Salad

posted on April 9, 2014

Ingredients 1 bunch of whole beets with greens 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced salt and pepper 1 lemon Optional choice of herbs to taste (mint, basil, thyme) ½ cup chopped tomato ¼ cup walnuts or... Read More »
Chai Spiced Pickled Beets

Chai Spiced Pickled Beets

posted on April 9, 2014

Ingredients 2 bunches of beets (about 20 small-med beets) 1 ½ cup water 1 ½ cup vinegar (white or apple cider or a combo of the 2) 1 Tablespoon fennel seeds ½ Tablespoon whole cloves 1 ½ cardamom pods 1 teaspoon... Read More »
Beets from Table Top Farm

Beets from Table Top Farm

posted on April 9, 2014

Visit Table Top Farm just outside Nevada. Growing a wide variety of organic produce, these farmers know what it takes to grow vibrant, flavorful beets. Read More »
Chef Katy Meyer, Trumpet Blossom Cafe, Iowa City

Chef Katy Meyer, Trumpet Blossom Cafe, Iowa City

posted on April 9, 2014

Visit Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City. From the friendly staff to the comfortable atmosphere, this restaurant offers a wide variety of vegan dishes that are packed with outstanding flavor. Read More »
Cooking Beets with Chef Katy Meyer

Cooking Beets with Chef Katy Meyer

posted on April 9, 2014

Chef Katy Meyer from the Trumpet Blosson Cafe in Iowa City visits the studio kitchen. She creates some delightful dishes using beets in some unexpected ways. Including sauteed beet greens in a fresh beet salad, and chai spiced pickled beets. Read More »
Food Trucks

Food Trucks

posted on April 9, 2014

Food truck, mobile kitchen, mobile canteen, or catering truck. Food trucks are growing in popularity all over the country. Visit one of these trucks in Sioux City where Chef Paul Seaman brings new meaning to freshness. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Strawberries (#302)

Iowa Ingredient | Strawberries (#302)

posted on April 8, 2014

Full Program: Vibrant in color and sweet in flavor, strawberries are a quintessential treat. Before farm fresh produce was available year around in Iowa, strawberries were the sweetheart of summer. Join host Charity Nebbe on her culinary tour of Iowa. We’ll... Read More »
Strawberries from Gettings Gardens

Strawberries from Gettings Gardens

posted on April 2, 2014

Visit Gettings Garden just outside Sandborn, IA. This family-owned pick your own berry farm will help you learn the secrets to successfully growing strawberries in your own back yard. Read More »
Chef Andy Bonnet, Rubaiyat Restaurant, Decorah

Chef Andy Bonnet, Rubaiyat Restaurant, Decorah

posted on April 2, 2014

Visit Rubaiyat Restaurant in the heart of downtown Decorah. This family owned establishment features a locally sourced, rotating menu of delectable Iowa-grown ingredients. Read More »
Cooking Strawberries with Chef Andy Bonnet

Cooking Strawberries with Chef Andy Bonnet

posted on April 2, 2014

Chef Andy Bonnet visits the Iowa Ingredient kitchen to create some delectable strawberry dishes: pan seared sea bass with strawberry jicama slaw and a chocolate torte with strawberries. Read More »
Edible Landscaping

Edible Landscaping

posted on April 2, 2014

Edible Landscaping: with the right plants, your garden can become the source of a delectable dinner. From nuts to fruit, flowers to herbs, learn the basics of edible landscaping. You just might have what it takes to create a garden that is as... Read More »
Iowa Ingredient Strawberry Grower | Episode 312 PREVIEW

Iowa Ingredient Strawberry Grower | Episode 312 PREVIEW

posted on February 27, 2014

Vibrant in color and sweet in flavor, strawberries are a quintessential summer treat. Join host Charity Nebbe on an Iowa Ingredient trip to a pick-your-own strawberry patch in Sanborn, Iowa. Read More »
Share your Iowa Ingredient Recipes

Share your Iowa Ingredient Recipes

posted on January 14, 2014

Friends of Iowa Public Television is now collecting recipes for inclusion in a new edition of the Iowa Ingredient Cookbook! Share your favorite recipes that include the following ingredients (to be featured in Season 2 of Iowa... Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Winter Holiday Special (#301)

Iowa Ingredient | Winter Holiday Special (#301)

posted on December 18, 2013

Full Program: Iowa Ingredient brings local home for the holidays in this special episode. Host Charity Nebbe explores the inspiring kitchens, winter gardens and the landscape right outside our back door to showcase the best Iowa has to offer in food and... Read More »
All About Pies

All About Pies

posted on December 18, 2013

A piece of homemade pie can be the perfect ending to a delicious holiday meal. From classics like apple or pumpkin to unusual twists like gooseberry or mincemeat, there’s no shortage to selecting delicious ingredients for a holiday pie. But... Read More »
Baking a Holiday Pie

Baking a Holiday Pie

posted on December 18, 2013

Sister-owners of All About Pies, Elaine and Amy, join Charity in the studio kitchen to create a perfectly decadent holiday dessert: a cran-raspberry pie. Read More »
Entertaining for Large Groups

Entertaining for Large Groups

posted on December 18, 2013

Throwing a large holiday gathering? Personal chef Gaby Weir gives some insights into cooking for large groups and hosting holiday parties. Read More »
Cooking with Chef Gaby Weir

Cooking with Chef Gaby Weir

posted on December 18, 2013

Chef Gaby Weir shares her expertise with Charity in this very special holiday cooking segment. Learn how to make delicious appetizers, a delightful soup, and a cocktail that is sure to impress your guests. Read More »
Fresh Iowa Ingredients in the Winter

Fresh Iowa Ingredients in the Winter

posted on December 18, 2013

Iowa’s winter months can be cold, blustery, and downright harsh at times. Even with the harshest of Midwestern winters, resourceful individuals are finding innovative ways to grow fresh ingredients during the winter months. Yes! It is possible... Read More »
Recipe: Cran-Raspberry Pie

Recipe: Cran-Raspberry Pie

posted on December 8, 2013

A delicious pie that's perfect for the holidays. Read More »
Recipe: Pumpkin Soup Infused with Coconut & Cilantro

Recipe: Pumpkin Soup Infused with Coconut & Cilantro

posted on December 8, 2013

Ingredients Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 cup chopped onions ½ cup diced carrots ½ cup diced fresh fennel 4 minced garlic cloves 4 cups medium diced pumpkin Water, enough to cover all of the veggies 1 cup coconut milk ½... Read More »
Recipe: Grand Sparkle

Recipe: Grand Sparkle

posted on December 8, 2013

Ingredients 1 cup sparkling apple cider1 cup pineapple juice1 oz. Grand Marnier½ oz. fresh squeezed lime juice1 applePomegranate seeds4 anise stars   Directions Take apple and cut into four slices. Place pomegranate seeds and anise... Read More »
Recipe: Pumpkin Crostini with Caramelized Apples & Onions

Recipe: Pumpkin Crostini with Caramelized Apples & Onions

posted on December 3, 2013

  Ingredients 1  French baguette, ¼" sliced 2 cups medium diced pumpkin 1 chopped onion 1 julienned apple 1oz. balsamic vinegar Extra virgin olive oil Salt and Pepper Fresh fennel tops to garnish... Read More »
Decorating for the Holidays | Iowa Ingredient (Holiday Edition)

Decorating for the Holidays | Iowa Ingredient (Holiday Edition)

posted on December 2, 2013

Learn how to bring the crisp Iowa outdoors inside with Aaron Steil of Reiman Gardens as he gives us advice on using Iowa ingredients from our own gardens and backyards in wreaths and other decorations. Read More »
Recipe: Chestnut Stuffing

Recipe: Chestnut Stuffing

posted on July 2, 2013

Ingredients Peeled and Roasted Chestnuts: Bartlett Pears Roasted Cauliflower (roasted with shallots and thyme) Roasted Carrots (roasted with shallots and thyme) Day-old Bread (cubed) Toasted for the... Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Chestnuts (#206)

Iowa Ingredient | Chestnuts (#206)

posted on July 2, 2013

Full Program: Rich in flavor and, unlike other nuts, low in calories, chestnuts are a popular cool season treat. Take a tour of Red Fern Farm outside of Wapello with host Charity Nebbe. The farm specializes in a variety of tree crops including chestnuts. Chef... Read More »
Chestnuts from Red Fern Farm, Wapello, Iowa

Chestnuts from Red Fern Farm, Wapello, Iowa

posted on July 2, 2013

Meet a couple of Wapello farmers who grow chestnuts, an impressive-looking Iowa crop. Read More »
Chef Jason Simon, Alba Restaurant, Des Moines, Iowa

Chef Jason Simon, Alba Restaurant, Des Moines, Iowa

posted on July 2, 2013

The East Village in downtown Des Moines is home to talented chef Jason Simon and Alba, his popular restaurant. Read More »
Cooking Chestnuts with Chef Jason Simon

Cooking Chestnuts with Chef Jason Simon

posted on July 2, 2013

No need to be intimidated by cooking with fresh chestnuts. Chef Jason Simon solves the mystery of preparing Iowa chestnuts. Read More »
Iowa Food Co-ops

Iowa Food Co-ops

posted on July 2, 2013

Wheatfield’s in Ames is one of several co-ops in Iowa and is dedicated to bringing fresh ingredients to customers. Read More »
Eggplant Napoleon

Eggplant Napoleon

posted on June 24, 2013

Ingredients 1/2 onion diced 3 cloves garlic 1 sprig rosemary 1 oz. vodka 1 can diced tomatoes 1 cup heavy cream 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese Olive oil 1 red bell pepper, diced 1/2 onion, sliced 1/2 summer squash 7 slices eggplant 5 slices... Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Eggplant (#205)

Iowa Ingredient | Eggplant (#205)

posted on June 21, 2013

Full Program: Don’t be fooled by this unassuming fruit. With its mild flavor and range of uses, eggplant is a food for culinary inspiration. Accompany host Charity Nebbe on her journey through Iowa farms, kitchens and restaurants. Find out how eggplant is... Read More »
Eggplant from Red Granite Farm, Boone, Iowa

Eggplant from Red Granite Farm, Boone, Iowa

posted on June 21, 2013

With a young family to raise and a passion for Iowa ingredients, Steve and Nicole Jonas of Red Granite Farm in Boone enjoy growing beautiful eggplant along with other crops. Read More »
Chef Nate Jiroutek, Zins Restaurant, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Chef Nate Jiroutek, Zins Restaurant, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

posted on June 21, 2013

At Zins in Cedar Rapids, Chef Nate Jiroutek takes pride in including fresh Iowa ingredients on his impressive menu. Read More »
Cooking Eggplant with Chef Nate Jiroutek

Cooking Eggplant with Chef Nate Jiroutek

posted on June 21, 2013

Chef Nate Jiroutek cooks with Iowa eggplant and proves that Iowa ingredients can be gorgeous as well as packed with flavor. Read More »
Rare Affair

Rare Affair

posted on June 21, 2013

Move over meat and potatoes! It’s time to check out what unique foods Iowa has to offer at the Rare Affair event in Des Moines. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Heavy Cream (#204)

Iowa Ingredient | Heavy Cream (#204)

posted on June 13, 2013

Full Program: Rich, buttery, and essential for any number of dishes, heavy cream adds so much to so many delectable dishes. On her tour of Iowa farms, host Charity Nebbe takes in the sights of Picket Fence Creamery outside of Woodward. She then joins chef Rene... Read More »
Canning Fruits and Vegetables

Canning Fruits and Vegetables

posted on June 12, 2013

Ever wanted to can your own fruits or vegetables? Listen in as canning expert Linda Heiken shares her passion for canning. Read More »
Chef Rene Orduna, Dixie Quicks, Council Bluffs

Chef Rene Orduna, Dixie Quicks, Council Bluffs

posted on June 12, 2013

Dedicated to delicious food in a family-oriented, artful atmosphere, Chef Rene Orduna brings fresh Iowa tastes to Council Bluffs diners. Read More »
Cooking Heavy Cream with Chef Rene Orduna

Cooking Heavy Cream with Chef Rene Orduna

posted on June 12, 2013

Host Charity Nebbe learns about the different qualities of cream products then helps Chef Rene Orduna whip up some fantastic dishes using heavy cream. Read More »
Recipe: Lotus Cream Ice Cream

Recipe: Lotus Cream Ice Cream

posted on June 12, 2013

Ingredients 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup whole milk 1/4 cup raw sugar 1/4 cup corn syrup 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. almond extract 1/2 cup lemon juice 2 and 1/2 tsp. lemon zest Directions Combine all ingredients in amixing bowl and stir... Read More »
Heavy Cream From Picket Fence Creamery, Woodward, Iowa

Heavy Cream From Picket Fence Creamery, Woodward, Iowa

posted on June 12, 2013

Picket Fence Creamery in Woodward is a family farm producing delicious dairy products. But it’s their heavy cream that steals the show. Read More »
Recipe: Fresh 5-Herb Pesto With Penne Pasta

Recipe: Fresh 5-Herb Pesto With Penne Pasta

posted on June 6, 2013

Ingredients 1 cup fresh basil leaves - rough chop 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves- rough chop 1 cup spinach leaves- rough chop 1/2 cup fresh chives- rough chop 1 cup fresh parsley- rough chop 1 cup chopped raw nuts (walnuts, pine nuts, pumpkin... Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Herbs (#203)

Iowa Ingredient | Herbs (#203)

posted on June 5, 2013

Full Program: Herbs play a major role in culinary cuisine. From chives to mint, every herb helps add complexity to the aroma and taste of almost every dish. Join host Charity Nebbe as she learns more about some of the savory herbs grown in Iowa. From cultivating... Read More »
Herbs from Rolling Hills Greenhouse, West Union, Iowa

Herbs from Rolling Hills Greenhouse, West Union, Iowa

posted on May 30, 2013

The Unruh family runs Rolling Hills Greenhouse in West Union and grows tasty Iowa herbs in a unique way. Read More »
Cooking Herbs with Chef Mattias Kriemelmeyer

Cooking Herbs with Chef Mattias Kriemelmeyer

posted on May 30, 2013

One of Iowa’s most innovative chefs takes advantage of Iowa’s glorious herb bounty to create a flavorful 5-Herb Pesto with Penne Pasta and a delightful Herb salad. Read More »
Chef Mattias Kriemelmeyer, Waterstreet Cafe – Decorah, Iowa

Chef Mattias Kriemelmeyer, Waterstreet Cafe – Decorah, Iowa

posted on May 30, 2013

With fresh Iowa ingredients literally at his fingertips, Chef Mattias Kriemelmeyer has customers traveling from far and wide to taste his specialties. Read More »
Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids

posted on May 29, 2013

A dietician shares some secrets on cooking with kids and host Charity Nebbe has some fun in the kitchen with her husband and children. Read More »
Recipe: Duck Confit with Orange Sauce

Recipe: Duck Confit with Orange Sauce

posted on May 20, 2013

Ingredients 3 Tbsp. salt 4 cloves garlic, smashed 1 shallot, peeled and sliced 6 sprigs thyme coarsly ground black pepper 4 duck legs with thighs 4 cup duck fat Directions Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. of salt in the bottom of a plastic container... Read More »
Recipe: Country Pork Pâté

Recipe: Country Pork Pâté

posted on May 20, 2013

Ingredients 2 and 1/2 lbs. cubed pork shoulder 10 oz. medium diced pork fat 4 oz. diced bacon 6 fl. oz. crème fraiche 1 and 1/2 whole eggs 1 and 1/2 Tbsp. minced shallot 1 and 1/2 garlic cloves sliced Parsley to taste Thyme to... Read More »
Cooking Garlic with Chef Ryan Devitt

Cooking Garlic with Chef Ryan Devitt

posted on May 17, 2013

Host Charity Nebbe brings garlic goodness to life as Chef Ryan Devitt shows her how to use Iowa garlic to create tasty dishes like duck with orange sauce and black rice risotto. Read More »
Garlic From Grade A Gardens, Johnston, Iowa

Garlic From Grade A Gardens, Johnston, Iowa

posted on May 17, 2013

It’s pungent, flavorful and grows well in almost every state in our country. Iowa farmer Jordan Clasen teaches us all about garlic. Read More »
Chef Ryan Devitt, Kahill's Chophouse, Sioux City

Chef Ryan Devitt, Kahill's Chophouse, Sioux City

posted on May 17, 2013

With local Iowa ingredients as his guide, Chef Ryan Devitt brings big flavor to northwest Iowa. Read More »
Iowa's Farmers Markets

Iowa's Farmers Markets

posted on May 17, 2013

The popularity of Iowa’s farmers markets is growing, for every age group and in every corner of the state. Read More »
Chef Katie Routh and the Gathering Table Restaurant

Chef Katie Routh and the Gathering Table Restaurant

posted on May 17, 2013

With a huge garden right outside her restaurant door, Chef Katie Routh is able to take fresh to a whole new level. Read More »
Apples from Ditmars Orchard, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Apples from Ditmars Orchard, Council Bluffs, Iowa

posted on May 17, 2013

In the early 1900s, Iowa was a top apple-producing state. Apples are still thriving here, especially in southwest Iowa. Read More »
Author Beth Howard (The World Needs More Pie)

Author Beth Howard (The World Needs More Pie)

posted on May 17, 2013

Author Beth Howard lives in the American Gothic House in Eldon and embraces the best of everything related to pie. Read More »
Cooking Apples with Chef Katie Routh

Cooking Apples with Chef Katie Routh

posted on May 17, 2013

Pork From Dan Wilson's Farm, Paullina, Iowa

Pork From Dan Wilson's Farm, Paullina, Iowa

posted on May 17, 2013

As the number one pork producing state in the country, Iowa has several different styles for raising these animals. Meet a northwest Iowa farmer who participates in the Niman Ranch program to raise his pigs. Read More »
Cooking Blueberries with Chef Walter Jahncke

Cooking Blueberries with Chef Walter Jahncke

posted on May 17, 2013

Host Charity Nebbe cooks with Chef Walter Jahncke and learns a creative, delicious recipe for blueberry crisp and blueberries foster. Read More »
Blueberries from The Berry Patch, Nevada, Iowa

Blueberries from The Berry Patch, Nevada, Iowa

posted on May 17, 2013

The Berry Patch in Nevada features "pick your own" blueberries in a scenic Iowa setting. Read More »
Chef Walter Jahncke, Northside Cafe, Winterset, Iowa

Chef Walter Jahncke, Northside Cafe, Winterset, Iowa

posted on May 17, 2013

The historic Northside Café in Winterset is home to Chef Walter Jahncke and his fresh, flavorful twist on American dishes. Read More »
Cooking Gouda Cheese with Chef Nick Illingworth

Cooking Gouda Cheese with Chef Nick Illingworth

posted on May 17, 2013

Cheese expert, Chef Nick Illingworth, showcases comfort food at its best with a tasty mac and cheese made with Iowa gouda cheese. Read More »
Chef Nick Illingworth, The Cheese Shop, Des Moines, Iowa

Chef Nick Illingworth, The Cheese Shop, Des Moines, Iowa

posted on May 17, 2013

Finding unique, fresh ingredients to pair with cheeses from Iowa and all over the world makes Chef Nick Illingworth's job an intriguing challenge. Read More »
Eastern Iowa Culinary Bike Ride

Eastern Iowa Culinary Bike Ride

posted on May 17, 2013

What do you get when you pair bike riding with delicious Iowa ingredients? A clever and tasty way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Iowa. Read More »
Gouda Cheese From Frisian Farms

Gouda Cheese From Frisian Farms

posted on May 17, 2013

Frisian Farms in Oskaloosa churns out delicious gouda cheese made with an old fashioned flair. Read More »
Iowa Wines

Iowa Wines

posted on May 17, 2013

Learn about the growth and flavors of wine making in Iowa. Read More »
Recipe: Blueberries Foster

Recipe: Blueberries Foster

posted on May 15, 2013

Chef Walter Jahncke turns up the heat for this cool treat. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Pork (#106)

Iowa Ingredient | Pork (#106)

posted on May 15, 2013

Full Program: It’s the Iowa staple, but what about pork makes it one of the most savory ingredients in cuisine? On this Iowa Ingredient, Charity Nebbe visits one northwest Iowa pork producing farm that focuses on sustainability. Chef Enosh Kelley from Bistro... Read More »
Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

posted on May 14, 2013

Ohhhhh bacon!!! That’s the mantra at this annual popular event in Des Moines. Read More »
Chef Enosh Kelley, Bistro Montage, Des Moines, Iowa

Chef Enosh Kelley, Bistro Montage, Des Moines, Iowa

posted on May 14, 2013

Cooking delicious dishes with a French flair in a quaint atmosphere is what Chef Enosh Kelley enjoys every day at his restaurant in Des Moines. Read More »
Cooking Pork with Chef Enosh Kelley

Cooking Pork with Chef Enosh Kelley

posted on May 14, 2013

Tired of eating pork the same way you always have? Learn some fresh and tasty takes on an Iowa favorite, pork. Read More »
Recipe: Blueberry Crisp

Recipe: Blueberry Crisp

posted on May 11, 2013

Ingredients for a 9x13 casserole dish you will need: 8 cups of fresh blueberries 1 Tbsp orange zest 2 tsp lemon zest 2 tsp minced fresh rosemary 2 tsp minced fresh thyme 2 Tbsp cinnamon sugar 2 sticks of butter 1 cup of flour 1 cup of... Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Blueberries (#105)

Iowa Ingredient | Blueberries (#105)

posted on May 8, 2013

Full Program: Antioxident-rich, low in fat, and downright scrumptious, blueberries are the ideal treat. On her search for distinctive Iowa foods, host Charity Nebbe explores how blueberries are grown and used in Iowa. Join her in Nevada where she visits The... Read More »
Recipe: Baked Mac & Cheese

Recipe: Baked Mac & Cheese

posted on May 4, 2013

Who says grown ups can't have kids food. Try this very sophisticated (and delicious) dish. Read More »
Recipe: Aged Gouda & Prosciutto Toasties

Recipe: Aged Gouda & Prosciutto Toasties

posted on May 3, 2013

The perfect lunch, that's as easy to make as grilled cheese. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Gouda (#104)

Iowa Ingredient | Gouda (#104)

posted on May 1, 2013

Full Program: The cheese making process is part art and part science, especially for Gouda cheese. On this episode of Iowa Ingredient, host Charity Nebbe learns more about the rich and flavorful characteristics of Gouda cheese. Visit Frisian Farms outside of... Read More »
Annie's Gardens & Greens, Fort Atkinson, Iowa

Annie's Gardens & Greens, Fort Atkinson, Iowa

posted on April 26, 2013

Visit a farmer in Fort Atkinson who grows a couple types of spinach plants, including a succulent New Zealand spinach with a distinctive flavor and appearance. Read More »
Cooking Spinach with Chef Blake Landau

Cooking Spinach with Chef Blake Landau

posted on April 26, 2013

Learn how to bring out the best in local ingredients, including spinach, as host Charity Nebbe cooks with Chef Blake Landau in our studio kitchen. Read More »
Plant a Mile - Des Moines, Iowa

Plant a Mile - Des Moines, Iowa

posted on April 26, 2013

As part of Greater Des Moines Buy Fresh Buy Local, a project of Drake University, Plant a Mile is a volunteer driven endeavor to bring fresh, locally grown produce to low income families in Greater Des Moines. Read More »
Chef Blake Landau, Newton's Paradise Cafe, Waterloo, Iowa

Chef Blake Landau, Newton's Paradise Cafe, Waterloo, Iowa

posted on April 26, 2013

Chef Blake Landau grew up in a family of Iowa restaurateurs and now has his own place, Newton's Paradise Café in Waterloo. Read More »
Recipe: Spinach Salad

Recipe: Spinach Salad

posted on April 25, 2013

Chef Blake Landau, of Newton's Paradise Cafe prepares a spinach salad topped with a peach vinaigrette. Read More »
Recipe: Spinach Dip

Recipe: Spinach Dip

posted on April 25, 2013

Chef Blake Landau, of Newton's Paradise Cafe, shares his recipe for spinach dip. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Spinach (#103)

Iowa Ingredient | Spinach (#103)

posted on April 24, 2013

Full Program: An ingredient that’s not just for Popeye anymore, spinach is loaded with green goodness. In fact, it’s difficult to overestimate the nutritional powerhouse that is spinach. Join host Charity Nebbe on her her adventure to learn more about the leafy... Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Elk (#102)

Iowa Ingredient | Elk (#102)

posted on April 18, 2013

Full Program: Low in fat and cholesterol with great flavor, elk is a little-known delicacy in Iowa. In her search for ingredients that make Iowa uniquely Iowa, host Charity Nebbe visits the Wildlife Lakes Elk Farm in the southeast corner of the state near... Read More »
Chef James Adrian, Atlas Restaurant, Iowa City, Iowa

Chef James Adrian, Atlas Restaurant, Iowa City, Iowa

posted on April 18, 2013

Fresh ingredients and innovative dishes are what Chef James Adrian does best at Atlas Restaurant in Iowa City. Read More »
Wildlife Lakes Elk Farm, Burlington, Iowa

Wildlife Lakes Elk Farm, Burlington, Iowa

posted on April 18, 2013

Learn about an unconventional form of livestock being raised at Wildlife Lakes Elk Farm in Burlington. Read More »
Ostrich Farmer Helen Wall, Alden, Iowa

Ostrich Farmer Helen Wall, Alden, Iowa

posted on April 18, 2013

Raising ostrich proves to be an interesting and tasty farming enterprise for Helen Wall in Alden, Iowa. Read More »
Cooking Elk with Chef James Adrian

Cooking Elk with Chef James Adrian

posted on April 17, 2013

Explore cooking and eating elk - along with some special local-food-inspired side dishes as host Charity Nebbe cooks in our studio kitchen with Chef James Adrian. Read More »
Rhubarb from Hue Hill Farms, Morse, Iowa

Rhubarb from Hue Hill Farms, Morse, Iowa

posted on April 3, 2013

Splitting and replanting current rhubarb plants is how Jean Donahue, of Hue Hill Farms, has built her rhubarb empire...Okay, not exactly an empire but an impressive looking patch. Read More »
Chef Matt Steigerwald and Lincoln Café, Mount Vernon, Iowa

Chef Matt Steigerwald and Lincoln Café, Mount Vernon, Iowa

posted on April 3, 2013

Lincoln Café is a small independent restaurant serving local and organic food whenever possible. Matt Steigerwald opened the restaurant in 2001 after moving from North Carolina. Before that he ran and cooked in several restaurants in the... Read More »
Chef Matt Steigerwald Cooks with Rhubarb

Chef Matt Steigerwald Cooks with Rhubarb

posted on April 3, 2013

Chef Matt Steigerwald from the Lincoln Cafe in Mount Vernon shares some delectable recipes using rhubarb: frozen rhubarb fool and a rhubarb margarita! Read More »
Starting Your Own Garden

Starting Your Own Garden

posted on April 3, 2013

What does it take to start your own garden? Find out what it takes earn your green thumb! Read More »
Recipe: Elk Tenderloin with Summer Succotash and Chimmichurri

Recipe: Elk Tenderloin with Summer Succotash and Chimmichurri

posted on March 19, 2013

Ingredients   Elk 4 elk tenderloins (6 ounces each) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Canola oil 4 sprigs of thyme 2 ounces extra virgin olive oil Chimmichurri 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro 1/2 cup finely... Read More »
Recipe: Apple and Onion Marmalade

Recipe: Apple and Onion Marmalade

posted on March 19, 2013

Check out this easy apple and onion marmalade, made with apples, onions, beer, and syrup. Serve alongside pork chops or ham. The marmalade is also great on a grilled cheddar cheese sandwich. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Apples (#201)

Iowa Ingredient | Apples (#201)

posted on March 12, 2013

Full Program: Iowa has over 140 apple orchards and almost every one of the apples grown at these orchards is actually sold in Iowa. Continuing her quest to discover tasty Iowa ingredients, host Charity Nebbe discovers the history and hard work involved in... Read More »
Recipe: Apple Cheddar Crisp

Recipe: Apple Cheddar Crisp

posted on February 28, 2013

Sweet and savory! Try out this classic dish with a twist. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Rhubarb (#101)

Iowa Ingredient | Rhubarb (#101)

posted on January 16, 2013

Full Program: One of the first tastes of spring in Iowa is rhubarb. Join Iowa Ingredient host Charity Nebbe on a road of rhubarb discovery as we meet a rhubarb grower in Morse, Iowa. Then Chef Matt Steigerwald from the Lincoln Cafe in Mount Vernon, Iowa shows... Read More »
Recipe: Rhubarb Caponata

Recipe: Rhubarb Caponata

posted on January 14, 2013

Matt Steigerwald from the Lincoln Cafe in Mount Vernon, shares his recipe for Rhubarb Caponata. Read More »
Recipe: Frozen Rhubarb Fool

Recipe: Frozen Rhubarb Fool

posted on January 14, 2013

Matt Steigerwald from the Lincoln Cafe in Mount Vernon, shares his recipe for Frozen Rhubarb Fool. Read More »
Recipe: Rhubarb Margarita

Recipe: Rhubarb Margarita

posted on January 14, 2013

Matt Steigerwald from the Lincoln Cafe in Mount Vernon, shares his recipe for Rhubarb Margarita. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Ostrich! Follow That Bird!

Iowa Ingredient | Ostrich! Follow That Bird!

posted on December 4, 2012

Iowa Ingredient travels to an ostrich farm in Alden to reveal the versatility and nutritional benefits of this mysterious big bird. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | A Veggie With Punch: Spinach From Annie's Gardens and Greens

Iowa Ingredient | A Veggie With Punch: Spinach From Annie's Gardens and...

posted on December 4, 2012

Iowa Ingredient visits Annie’s Gardens and Greens in Fort Atkinson. The northeast Iowa farm delivers farm fresh produce at their roadside stand through its CSA program and in their local food grocery. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Volunteer Harvest: Plant a Mile

Iowa Ingredient | Volunteer Harvest: Plant a Mile

posted on December 4, 2012

Several central Iowa volunteer groups partner together to plant a mile of fruits and vegetables at the Rinehart’s Family Farm near Ogden. The outreach program provides fresh produce to low income Iowans. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Series Preview

Iowa Ingredient | Series Preview

posted on November 28, 2012

Full Program: Iowa Ingredient showcases farmers, chefs and tasty ingredients in our state. Host Charity Nebbe gives us a sneak peek of this 12-part series - a show with a fresh foodie perspective on Iowa. Read More »
Iowa Ingredient | Chef Landau & Newton's Paradise Cafe

Iowa Ingredient | Chef Landau & Newton's Paradise Cafe

posted on November 28, 2012

As owner and chef at Newton's Paradise Cafe in Waterloo, Chef Blake Landau is proud to use fresh Iowa ingredients in innovative ways. His rich family history in the Iowa restaurant business makes Chef Blake's story even more interesting. Read More »