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Iowa Ingredient

Peppers (#308)

From sweet and mellow to blistering hot, peppers take on a range of flavors. They’re easy to grow in Iowa’s fertile soil; you can freeze, can them, and they can be used in a variety of recipes. On this Iowa Ingredient, join host Charity Nebbe as she explores world of peppers. We’ll visit a farm northwest of Cumming and learn the art of roasting chile peppers. Chef Lisa LaValle from Trellis at the Great Des Moines Botanical Garden will then delight our tastebuds with a few pepper dishes. [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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  • Squash (#309)

    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] TV-G Closed Captioning

  • Maytag Blue Cheese (#310)

    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. On this Iowa Ingredient, join host Chairty Nebbe to... [27 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

  • Eggs: Extra Bites (#305)

    Farm-fresh eggs have gorgeous orange yolks and a delicious, rich flavor. They’re high in protein, packed with vitamin-D, and can be the essential ingredient to countless recipes. On this episode... [28 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

  • 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... [27 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

  • 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] TV-G Closed Captioning

Past Episodes

These episodes of Iowa Ingredient aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.

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