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Iowa Ingredient

Elk (#102)

Low in fat and cholesterol with great flavor, elk meat 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 Burlington. Atlas Restaurant chef James Adrian from Iowa City shares a savory recipe using elk meat. And finally, learn how a feathery African native is being featured in Iowa restaurants. [29 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Explore the farms, restaurants, and ingredients that make Iowa food uniquely Iowan. Host Charity Nebbe takes viewers on a journey to discover flavorful Iowa ingredients. From apples to spinach to rhubarb and herbs, each episode features a single Iowa ingredient and treats viewers to a spectacular trip from the farm to the table. Explore where these delectable ingredients are grown in Iowa, learn more about some talented chefs who use local ingredients, and join Charity in the kitchen to savor some delicious recipes.

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