food en Before the Chefs Battle <p>Before the chefs do battle at Iowa Public Radio’s <a href="">Battle of the Chefs</a> they sit down with host Charity Nebbe to talk about the food and recipes that inspire them. Chefs Sam Auen of <a href="">Tacopocalypse</a>, <a href="">Le Jardin's</a> Tag Grandgeorge, <a href="">The Des Moines Embassy Club West's </a>Michael Bailey and Tawnya Zerr from <a href="">Cupcake Emporium </a>join the show.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:14:43 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 37896 at Before the Chefs Battle Surviving and Thriving After a Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis <p>She was a marathoner and a mountain climber, but when <a href="" target="_blank">Dr. Terry Wahls</a> was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she faced a bedridden life.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:07:25 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 37514 at Surviving and Thriving After a Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis The Sweetest Part of Valentine's Day <p>Every year for Valentine's Day Americans spend over $1 billion on chocolate. Host Charity Nebbe speaks with some of Iowa's finest chocolatiers from <a href="">Chocolaterie Stam</a>, <a href="">Chocolate Storybook</a>, and <a href="">Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey</a>.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:28:17 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 36294 at The Sweetest Part of Valentine's Day Overcoming Eating Disorders <p><a href="">Approximately 11 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder.&nbsp;</a> These diseases are hard to understand, difficult to treat and often deadly.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:15:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 35893 at Overcoming Eating Disorders Reaching Life Longevity with Healthy Habits <p>Communities like Okinawa in Japan and Loma Linda in California are home to some of the longest-living people in the world. These communities are called “Blue Zones”, a phrase coined by National Geographic writer and explorer, Dan Buettner.</p><p>Almost two years ago, the Blue Zones Project became integrated in many Iowa communities, with the goal of fostering healthy behavior so residents live long and happy lives.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:34:40 +0000 Ben Stanton & Emily Woodbury 35454 at Reaching Life Longevity with Healthy Habits An Unexpected History of Carnivore America <p>The battle surrounding meat and livestock production ranks among the longest-waged and hardest fought in American history. Today on River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with historian and author, Maureen Ogle. Her new book is titled <em>In Meat We Trust</em>.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:10:29 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Emily Woodbury 34653 at An Unexpected History of Carnivore America Revisiting Cakes and Cupcakes <p>Cupcakes have taken the U.S. by storm in the last few years; but cakes, large and small, have always been an important part of our culture.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe discusses family recipes and gourmet innovation with <a href="">Evelyn Birkby</a>, Iowa’s most famous homemaker and columnist for the Shenandoah Evening Sentinel. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:12:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 34055 at Revisiting Cakes and Cupcakes There's a story in that Turducken <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After first gaining popularity in New Orleans, the </span>Turducken<span style="line-height: 1.5;">—that’s a chicken stuffed inside a duck inside a turkey-- has made its way onto some of the more adventurous Thanksgiving tables in Iowa. For two restaurant owners in Oxford, it’s a way to share the cuisine of a city they left years ago. Iowa Public Radio’s </span>Durrie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Bouscaren<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p></div><p></p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 11:39:00 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 32764 at There's a story in that Turducken Eating the Midwestern Way <p>One thing&nbsp;Midwesterns do better than everyone else (or at least claim to do better than everyone else) is bake pie. &nbsp;Host Charity Nebbe speaks with <a href="">Peggy Wolff</a>, editor of the new book <a href=",675732.aspx">Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie</a>&nbsp;about&nbsp;Midwestern cuisine, culture and of course pie. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:17:54 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 32418 at Eating the Midwestern Way Feeding the World <p>Today is <a href="">World Food Day</a>.&nbsp; Observed every year since 1981, it focuses on the problem of hunger around the globe.&nbsp; Also, this week is the <a href="">World Food Prize Symposium</a> in Des Moines and some of the most innovative thinkers in the fight against hunger have come to Iowa.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:16:21 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 30677 at Feeding the World How Americans Eat with Tracie McMillan <p>Recent movements addressing the obesity epidemic or industrial agriculture&#39;s dominance attempt to change how Americans eat.&nbsp; Tracie McMillan sets out to understand the American food system from the bottom-up in&nbsp; her book, <a href="">&ldquo;The American Way of Eating: Undercover at WalMart, Applebees, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table.&rdquo;</a>&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe asks McMillan where our food comes from and how we can eat healthier.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:59:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 30616 at How Americans Eat with Tracie McMillan What's Happening at Iowa Farmers' Markets <p>Many farmers' markets in Iowa have grown over the last couple decades. &nbsp;Host Charity Nebbe&nbsp;talks with market directors from around the state to hear about why that has happened. &nbsp;She hears from Director of the Downtown Farmers' Market in Des Moines Kelly Foss, Cedar Falls&nbsp;Farmers' Market Master Joe Bohr, and Washington Farmers' Market Master Bob Shepherd. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:54:36 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 21958 at What's Happening at Iowa Farmers' Markets Seeking profits in private labels <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">You may not think much about store brands as you shop for groceries, but it’s a business worth nearly $60 billion per year. ConAgra, a company based in Omaha, Neb., made a splash recently in what the industry calls private label food when it paid $6.8 billion to buy Ralcorp, based in St. Louis, Mo. The merger created the biggest private label food company in the country.</span></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock 19231 at Seeking profits in private labels Potato industry banks on 'Linda' <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">At a Fort Collins, Colo., grocery store, Kristin Mastre paused for a minute in front a large bin of Russet and red potatoes. She picked out a few handfuls and continued on, her two boys, Carter, 4, and Logan, 7, in tow.</span></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 18956 at Potato industry banks on 'Linda' Poor Man's Feast <p>Elissa Altman's love affair with food started when she was a child, going on covert outings to fancy restaurants with her dad. As she grew so did her love of haute cuisine. Altman's new memoir "<span id="btAsinTitle">Poor Man's Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking"</span> tells the story of this love affair with food, but it also tells the story of Altman meeting and falling in love with the love of her life; a relationship that profoundly affected her relationship with food.</p><p></p><h1 class="parseasinTitle ">&nbsp;</h1> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:57:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe 18335 at Poor Man's Feast Science of the Seed <p>People have been cross-breeding plants for thousands of year… Manipulating traits in agricultural crops from generation to generation. When scientists discovered that they could actually modify the genes of these plants in a laboratory the landscape of agriculture changed dramatically and fast. Host Charity Nebbe, explores the science of seeds, as a continuation of the Harvest Public Media series.</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:55:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe 16554 at Science of the Seed Holiday Food Recipes <p>It may be a certain kind of cookie, a soup, a casserole, or even a special way to make hot cocoa. Food can connect us with people we love even after they're gone. Charity Nebbe talks about how certain foods connect us to people and the past.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:06:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe 12129 at Holiday Food Recipes