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Iowa Ingredient showcases Iowa foods, farmers, and chefs as they explore ingredients with an Iowa flavor. Each episode features a single Iowa ingredient. Viewers will learn where the food is grown in Iowa, learn more about someone who grows it, and see how to use the ingredient in unique and delicious recipes via an Iowa chef.

I'm happy to be a regular guest on Iowa Ingredient. Below, you can see me and Charity diving into various seasonal Iowa goodies  - Chef, Katy Meyer


May 17, 2018

Farmers Market Special

Farmers markets have exploded in popularity over the past decade. Sometimes the greatest challenge that comes with any food you get at the farmers market is what to do with it. On this special episode of Iowa Ingredient, we’ll celebrate the fresh flavors of farmers markets. Two of our favorite chefs will share some recipes and tips to get the most out of your market fresh foods.

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June 17, 2017

Summer Smoothie Special

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! Five different recipes are showcased in our studio kitchen.

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May 27, 2017


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. Chef Katy Meyer of Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City wows us with zucchini’s versatility in a variety of recipes. We learn some zucchini growing tips, and some life lessons too, from a dedicated farmer at Patchwork Green Farms in Decorah.

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April 19, 2017


“Arugula thrives on abuse,” according to successful arugula grower Carl Glanzman from Nishnabotna Naturals in Oakland, Iowa. On this episode, we’ll learn how arugula can handle growing among the weeds, and how it’s unique shape and flavor can add delicious layers to salads and other dishes when Chef Katy Meyer from Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City comes to cook with us in our studio kitchen.