Iowa Ingredient (Create)

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.

Mon, May 17 9:30 A.M. Onions     NH CREATE

Sauteed, grilled, caramelized, or even raw, the flavor profiles you can pull out of an onion are pretty impressive.

Mon, May 17 4:30 P.M. Onions     NH CREATE

Sauteed, grilled, caramelized, or even raw, the flavor profiles you can pull out of an onion are pretty impressive.

Mon, May 24 9:30 A.M. Green Beans     NH CREATE

Green beans are a garden staple, and are the third most popular garden vegetable after tomatoes and peppers.

Mon, May 24 4:30 P.M. Green Beans     NH CREATE

Green beans are a garden staple, and are the third most popular garden vegetable after tomatoes and peppers.

Mon, May 31 9:30 A.M. Farmers Market Special     NH CREATE

Farmers' markets have exploded in popularity over the past decade.

Mon, May 31 4:30 P.M. Farmers Market Special     NH CREATE

Farmers' markets have exploded in popularity over the past decade.

Iowa Ingredient (Create) By Episode

  • Spinach (#101)

    An ingredient that's not just for Popeye anymore, spinach is loaded with green goodness.

  • Blueberries (#102)

    Antioxident-rich, low in fat, and downright scrumptious, blueberries are the ideal treat.

  • Eggplant (#103)

    With its mild flavor and range of uses, eggplant is a food for culinary inspiration.

  • Chestnuts (#104)

    Rich in flavor and, unlike other nuts, low in calories, chestnuts are a popular cool season treat.

  • Beets (#105)

    Beets are perhaps one of the most polarizing foods available.

  • Peppers (#106)

    From sweet and mellow to blistering hot, peppers take on a range of flavors.

  • Maytag Blue Cheese (#107)

    Acclaimed by cheese experts and foodies as one of America's finest blue cheeses, Maytag blue cheese is indeed one of the world's greatest culinary pleasures.

  • Iowa State Fair Special (#108)

    Many folks think food is an essential element in almost everyone's Iowa State Fair experience.

  • Behind The Scenes Special (#109)

    Producing a television show about Iowa food and the people who celebrate it is an incredible undertaking.

  • Kale (#110)

    Vitamin packed and nutrient-dense, kale is becoming THE superfood in America.

  • Mushrooms (#111)

    The mushroom is an ingredient that comes in an amazing variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors.

  • Beef (#112)

    Look across almost any part of Iowa's landscape, and you'll likely see cattle.

  • Aronia Berries (#113)

    To say the aronia berry struggles with popularity is an understatement.

  • Bison (#114)

    Once upon a time, millions of bison thundered through the wild of North America.

  • Brussel Sprouts (#115)

    It may not surprise you to hear that several years ago, Brussels sprouts were said to be one of the most-hated vegetables in America.

  • Honey (#116)

    One of Mother Nature's hardest workers is the honey bee.

  • Plums (#117)

    Plums are delightful to eat freshly picked from the tree.

  • Bacon (#118)

    In Iowa, folks are fervent about bacon. Love it or hate it, bacon has found a spot on breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert menus across the region.

  • Blackberries (#119)

    On this episode, blackberries and chocolate are the perfect match as Chef Melissa Friedhof from the famous Ross's Restaurant in Bettendorf, Iowa bakes a dreamy bundt cake enriched with blackberries.

  • Broccoli (#120)

    Broccoli has landed on the top ten list of Americans' favorite veggies!

  • Duck (#121)

    Duck meat is dark and rich. Duck eggs are rich too - and bigger than chicken eggs.

  • Zucchini (#122)

    As one of the home garden's most prolific produce items, zucchini challenges us to find new and tasty ways to include it in our meals.

  • Sweet Potatoes (#123)

    Just outside of Grinnell, Iowa, Middle Way Farm tops the charts in growing impressively-sized, and flavorful, sweet potatoes.

  • Summer Smoothie Special (#124)

    Join host Charity Nebbe and some of our favorite chefs including Chef David Baruthio, Chef Katy Meyer, Chef Walter Jahncke, Chef Melissa Friedhof, and Chef Tom Skold as we blend some of Iowa's tastiest ingredients into scrumptious smoothies!

  • Sweet Corn (#125)

    Nothing represents summer in the Midwest like the taste of sweet corn!

  • Cabbage (#126)

    Pickled, steamed, stewed, sauteed, or even raw, cabbage is no stranger to unique ways of being prepared.

  • Barley (#127)

    While barley might not seem like the typical ingredient you cook with, it's actually quite versatile can help thicken soups, be an added flavor enhancer in salads, or even be the star ingredient in things like risottos or vegetarian burgers.

  • Cucumbers (#128)

    Few foods are as cool as a cucumber. It's fresh, mild flavor is ideal in salads, it's the perfect flavor enhancer in drinks, and it's the crown jewel in pickling--receiving the honorary title of "pickle.

  • Peaches (#129)

    Not many fruits outshine peaches in beauty and delectability.

  • Onions (#130)

    Sauteed, grilled, caramelized, or even raw, the flavor profiles you can pull out of an onion are pretty impressive.

  • Green Beans (#131)

    Green beans are a garden staple, and are the third most popular garden vegetable after tomatoes and peppers.

  • Farmers Market Special (#132)

    Farmers' markets have exploded in popularity over the past decade.


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