Full Episodes



May 8, 2015 | 28 min

What says summer better than a vine ripened, juicy melon? On this Iowa Ingredient, get the scoop on watermelon and other Iowa-grown melons.

goat cheese episode

Goat Cheese

May 1, 2015 | 28:41

The French call it “chevre” and many folks in America do too. It’s goat cheese, and being a versatile ingredient, it can add pizazz to a seemingly endless number of dishes.



Apr 23, 2015 | 00:27:47

Look across almost any part of Iowa’s landscape, and you’ll likely see cattle. With stunning Iowa pastures comes the stunning flavor of Iowa beef.

mushrooms full show


Apr 17, 2015 | 00:28:46

The mushroom is an ingredient that comes in an amazing variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors. On this Iowa Ingredient, join host Charity Nebbe as she explores the varied world of mushrooms.

kale episode


Apr 10, 2015 | 00:27:19

Vitamin packed and nutrient-dense, kale is becoming THE superfood in America, but what do you do with it?



Apr 4, 2015 | 00:28:32

Vibrant in color, packed with flavor, and full of vitamins and minerals, the carrot is one of the more versatile foods you can pull out of the ground.



Jan 1, 2015 | 00:28:47

It’s hard to beat the taste of a freshly-picked vine ripe tomato in the middle of summer. Tomatoes come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors...

Iowa Ingredient | State Fair Special (#311)

State Fair Special

Aug 8, 2014 | 00:27:53

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 ...

Iowa Ingredient | Maytag Blue Cheese (#310)

Maytag Blue Cheese

May 30, 2014 | 00:27:51

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 thi...

Iowa Ingredient | Peppers (#308)


May 14, 2014 | 00:27:16

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, an...

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