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Iowa Ingredient

Chestnuts (#206)

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 variety of tree crops including chestnuts. Chef Jason Simon of Alba Restaurant in Des Moines shares a twist on a traditional chestnut recipe. Afterwards, learn about local food co-ops in the state. [27 minutes] TV-G 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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  • Strawberries (#302)

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