Rhubarb is a popular Iowa spring treat. Host Charity Nebbe introduces us to a rhubarb grower in Morse, Iowa. Then Chef Matt Steigerwald from the Lincoln Cafe in Mount Vernon demonstrates rhubarb's sweet and savory sides in the IPTV kitchen. [25 minutes]
Splitting and replanting current rhubarb plants is how Jean Donahue, of Hue Hill Farms, has built her rhubarb...
Lincoln Café is a small independent restaurant serving local and organic food whenever possible. Matt Steigerwald...
Chef Matt Steigerwald from the Lincoln Cafe in Mount Vernon shares some delectable recipes using rhubarb: frozen...
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Full Program: One of the first tastes of spring in Iowa is rhubarb. Join Iowa Ingredient host Charity Nebbe on a road of rhubarb... 25:46
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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.
All Upcoming Episodes
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... [28 minutes]
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... [28 minutes]
Heavy Cream (#204)
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... [28 minutes]
State Fair Special (#311)
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... [27 minutes]
With its mild flavor and range of uses, eggplant is a food for culinary inspiration. Find out how eggplant is grown at one Boone farm then join chef Nate Jiroutek from Zins Restaurant in Cedar... [27 minutes]
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... [27 minutes]
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... [27 minutes]
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... [28 minutes]
Black Walnuts (#304)
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... [28 minutes]
These episodes of Iowa Ingredient aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- Peppers (#308)
- Garlic (#202)
- Trout (#307)
- Apples (#201)
- Tomatoes (#306)
- Pork (#106)
- Eggs (#305)
- Blueberries (#105)
- Black Walnuts (#304)
- Gouda Cheese (#104)
- Beets (#303)
- Spinach (#103)
- Elk (#102)
- Strawberries (#302)
- Rhubarb (#101)
- Maytag Blue Cheese (#310)
- Squash (#309)
- Chestnuts (#206)
- Eggplant (#205)