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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.

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Duck meat is dark and rich. Duck eggs are rich too - and bigger than chicken eggs. Both are intriguing alternatives to other poultry products and can be prepared quite deliciously. On this episode, we'll visit Genuine Faux Farm in Tripoli, Iowa where they raise duck. Then Chef Tom Skold will take the mystery out of cooking with duck when he prepares a couple of divine duck dishes in our studio kitchen. Plus, meet an herbalist who uses Iowa-grown ingredients to create her products.

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.

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.

Vitamin packed and nutrient-dense, kale is becoming THE superfood in America. But what do you do with it? On this Iowa Ingredient, join host Charity Nebbe on her culinary tour of Iowa-grown foods as she visits a family farm outside of Dike to learn more about kale's superstar status. Then Chef Tag Grandgeorge, from Des Moines, stops by our studio kitchen to share some innovative ways to cook with this leafy green.

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