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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.


  • 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

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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.... More »

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... More »

Walnut “Risotto” with Fall Mushrooms and Carrot...

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,... More »

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... More »

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Strawberries

posted on June 4, 2014

This delicious gluten-free chocolate cake has a sweet bite! More »

Pan Seared Sea Bass with Strawberry Jícama...

posted on June 4, 2014

This savory dish is enhanced with the mild sweetness of strawberries. More »

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. More »

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... More »

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. More »

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. More »

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. More »

Tailgating Food

posted on May 24, 2014

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