baking http://iowapublicradio.org en The Sweetest Part of Valentine's Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sweetest-part-valentines-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="http://www.stamchocolate.com/">Chocolaterie Stam</a>, <a href="http://chocolatestory.com/">Chocolate Storybook</a>, and <a href="http://www.monasterycandy.com/">Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey</a>.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:28:17 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 36294 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Sweetest Part of Valentine's Day Revisiting Cakes and Cupcakes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/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="http://www.evelynbirkby.com/">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 http://iowapublicradio.org Revisiting Cakes and Cupcakes Eating the Midwestern Way http://iowapublicradio.org/post/eating-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="http://peggywolffwriter.com/">Peggy Wolff</a>, editor of the new book <a href="http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Fried-Walleye-and-Cherry-Pie,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 http://iowapublicradio.org Eating the Midwestern Way A Community of True Inspiration http://iowapublicradio.org/post/community-true-inspiration <p>The <a href="http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amana/intro.htm">Amana Colonies, </a>also known as the Community of True Inspiration, was founded in the 1850s and residents lived communally in Amana's seven village until the "Great Change" of 1932.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:39:39 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 31668 at http://iowapublicradio.org A Community of True Inspiration Cakes and Cupcakes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cakes-and-cupcakes <p>Cupcakes have taken the U.S. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:07:38 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 23610 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cakes and Cupcakes