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Iowa Ingredient

Eggplant (#205)

Don’t be fooled by this unassuming fruit. With its mild flavor and range of uses, eggplant is a food for culinary inspiration. Accompany host Charity Nebbe on her journey through Iowa farms, kitchens and restaurants. Find out how eggplant is grown at one Boone farm then join chef Nate Jiroutek from Zins Restaurant in Cedar Rapids as he creates some delectable eggplant dishes. And learn about a “rare” affair that takes place in Des Moines. [27 minutes] 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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  • Melons (#408)

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