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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.

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. On this Iowa Ingredient, join host Charity Nebbe on a visit to Maytag Dairy Farm in Newton, Iowa to peek in on some secrets to producing this world renowned cheese. Then Chef Daniel Knowles from Iowa City shares his secret to cooking dishes that enhance the creamy, distinct flavor of Maytag blue cheese. Plus, tailgating at an Iowa vs. Iowa State football game isn't just about camaraderie and team spirit - food is also a popular component!

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. Visit Mushroom Mills outside of Columbus Junction to see how one grower is creating a booming mushroom business. Then Des Moines Chef Suman Hoque serves up some unexpected ways to cook with this flavorful fungus.

Sauteed, grilled, caramelized, or even raw, the flavor profiles you can pull out of an onion are pretty impressive. On this episode, we'll visit Wildwoods Farm in eastern Iowa to learn how one farmer grows this flavorful vegetable. Then chef Oscar Hernandez from 712 Eat and Drink in Council Bluffs, IA will create a few entertaining options using onion.

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