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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

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. More »

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. More »

Food of the Iowa State Fair

posted on August 7, 2014

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

Iowa State Fair Cookbook

posted on August 7, 2014

Take a look at the 17th edition of the Iowa State Fair Cookbook. More »

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. More »

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. More »

Parlo Pizza from the Iowa State Fair

posted on August 7, 2014

Sample a very simple, yet extremely tasty pizza.  More »

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... More »

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... More »

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.... More »

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 »