Iowa Public Television

 

About the Series

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.

Hosts

  • Charity  Nebbe (Host)

    Charity Nebbe

    Charity Nebbe is the host of Iowa Public Television's Iowa Ingredient program. Charity grew up in... Read more

Recent Stories

Cooking with Iowa Beef

posted on April 24, 2015

Chef Kurt Nyguard from 1910 Grille in Mason City shares some fabulous recipes using Iowa beef. More »

Food Styling

posted on April 24, 2015

Sometimes making food look great for a photo is more than just cooking the meal. Meet a food stylist who shares a few tricks of the trade to create AMAZING looking food. More »

1910 Grille

posted on April 24, 2015

Inside the Historic Park Inn in Mason City, you'll find the 1910 Grille. Chef Kurt Nyguard will water your taste buds with his eclectic menu of amazing locally-sourced food. More »

Rocking M Grass Fed Beef

posted on April 24, 2015

Visit a farm in NW Iowa, where cattle rancher Beth Cathcart shows what it takes to create Iowa-raised beef. More »

Beef Tenderloin with Sesame-Ginger Chili Sauce

posted on April 24, 2015

Chef Kurt Nyguard created an Asian-inspired beef tenderloin dish using Iowa grass-fed beef. More »

Grilled Steak with Roasted Poblano Butter & Corn...

posted on April 23, 2015

Chef Kurt Nyguard created a savory and subtly spicy steak that is perfect for a summer meal. More »

Beef

posted on April 23, 2015

Full Program: Look across almost any part of Iowa’s landscape, and you’ll likely see cattle. With stunning Iowa pastures comes the stunning flavor of Iowa beef. On this episode of Iowa Ingredient, we’ll visit a ranch in Northwest Iowa,... More »

HoQ Restaurant | Iowa Ingredient

posted on April 17, 2015

HoQ Restaurant is located in the East Village of Des Moines. Chef Suman Hoque creates made-from-scratch meals using almost all locally sourced ingredients. More »

Cooking with Mushrooms | Iowa Ingredient

posted on April 17, 2015

Chef Suman Hoque of HoQ restaurant stopped by the studio kitchen to share some mushroom secrets and recipes. More »

Beer Brewing | Iowa Ingredient

posted on April 17, 2015

As of 2015, the United State was home to well over 2,800 craft breweries. The small, local shops best known for producing stouts, porters, or India pale ales. You could say the country is in the midst of a craft beer boom. Iowa has... More »

Mushrooms

posted on April 16, 2015

Full Program: The mushroom is an ingredient that comes in an amazing variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors. On this Iowa Ingredient, join host Charity Nebbe as she explores the varied world of mushrooms. Visit Mushroom Mills outside of Columbus Junction to... More »

Growing Mushrooms | Iowa Ingredient

posted on April 16, 2015

Meet Todd Mills, owner and operator of Mushroom Mills. Todd grows a variety of mushrooms just outside of Columbus Junction. He supplies restaurants and stores throughout the area with three types of delcious fungus: oyster, shiitake, and the... More »

Mushroom Potato Risotto with Pan-seared Chicken

posted on April 16, 2015

Chef Suman from HoQ Restaurant in Des Moines stopped by the studio kitchen to share this excellent mushroom-potato risotto recipe. More »

Growing Kale | Iowa Ingredient

posted on April 10, 2015

Vitamin packed and nutrient-dense, kale is becoming THE superfood in America. In this feature, visit a family farm outside of Dike to learn more about kale’s superstar status. More »

Kale | Iowa Ingredient

posted on April 10, 2015

Full Program: Vitamin packed and nutrient-dense, kale is becoming THE superfood in America, but what do you do with it? On this Iowa Ingredient, join host Charity Nebbe on her culinary tour of Iowa-grown foods as she visits a family farm outside of Dike to... More »