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Antioxident-rich, low in fat, and downright scrumptious, blueberries are the ideal treat. On her search for distinctive Iowa foods, host Charity Nebbe explores how blueberries are grown and used. Join her in Nevada, Iowa where she visits The Berry Patch. Afterwards Charity joins Chef Walter Jahncke in the kitchen to sample some delicious blueberry treats. Finally, Napa Valley isn't the only place in the U. S. making wine these days. Learn about the growth of winemaking in Iowa.

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Mon Jun 3rd, 8:30am
Mon Jun 3rd, 2:30pm

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. But this Barbie-sized cabbage is actually just misunderstood. It can be grown most anywhere and if cooked properly, such as roasting, stir frying, steaming or even boiling - this veggie can be incredibly flavorful. On this Iowa Ingredient, join host Charity Nebbe as we visit Bloomin' Wooly Acres in Nashua, Iowa to learn what's involved in growing Brussels sprouts.

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, Iowa with host Charity Nebbe to check out the unique way chestnuts are harvested. Then Des Moines Chef Jason Simon joins us in our studio kitchen to share a twist on a traditional chestnut stuffing recipe.

With its mild flavor and range of uses, eggplant is a food for culinary inspiration. Accompany host Charity Nebbe on her farm to table journey throughout Iowa. Find out the complexities of growing eggplant at a Boone, Iowa farm. Then join Charity and Chef Nate Jiroutek in the studio kitchen to create an Eggplant Napoleon recipe that's both delicious and gorgeous.

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Mon Jun 10th, 8:30am
Mon Jun 10th, 2:30pm

One of Mother Nature's hardest workers is the honey bee. On this episode, we'll visit Butters Bees in Burlington, Iowa to check out the life of a beekeeper keeping pace with his busy bees. Then Des Moines Master Chef David Baruthio brings his French culinary expertise to our studio kitchen to inspire us with a couple of delicious recipes using Iowa honey. We'll also meet the dedicated Des Moines area mom who created Farm Baby Foods.

Many folks think food is an essential element in almost everyone's Iowa State Fair experience. Stroll around the world famous Iowa State Fair with host Charity Nebbe as she checks out Fair food favorites and new Fair food options. Then take a seat in the Iowa Ingredient kitchen to learn how to make your own Fair-inspired food at home.

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