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Foodventurous: Decorah, Iowa

Foodventurous: Decorah, Iowa

Take a virtual tour of Decorah, Iowa! Fly fishing and hiking, stuffing bluffs and architecture, breweries, coffeehouses and pizza on a farm, you will love this town!

Foodventurous: Italian Hospitality in Boone, Iowa

Foodventurous: Italian Hospitality in Boone, Iowa

Discover this hidden gem of a restaurant in Boone, Iowa where Italian hospitality, flavors and history thrive. Learn more about The New Tic Tic Italian Trattoria and the devoted and talented man who wants you to leave happy and return hungry.

Foodventurous: Wallace Country Life Center

Foodventurous: Wallace Country Life Center

If you grew up on a farm in the midwest, chances are one of the publications prominently displayed in your home was Wallaces’ Farmer. If you are a history buff, the name “Wallace” triggers thoughts of Vice Presidents and Secretaries of Agriculture. Go to college 

The Perfect Gift for the Foodie on Your List

The Perfect Gift for the Foodie on Your List

Do you have a “foodie” in your life? Trust me … you have all kinds of “foodies” in your life. Whether it’s the gadget-loving chef or the tailgate-grazing sports fan or the I-don’t-turn-on-a-stove-but-I’ll-eat-anything-you-put-in-front-of-me consumer, everyone is a “foodie” at some level. The beauty of this? 

Farm Crawl 2017

Farm Crawl 2017

Whether you consider it a “crawl” from farm to farm because of all the gravel roads and traffic, or a “crawl” because that’s all you can do at the end of the tour, it doesn’t matter. A beautiful fall day spent touring farms showcasing Iowa 

How I Spent My Summer

How I Spent My Summer

Explore a summer tradition in Iowa through my childhood memories and current experiences as I return to the Buena Vista County Fair in northwest Iowa. The food, the people and the enjoyment of simple things make for a perfect summer day.

12 Plates of Pork

12 Plates of Pork

Sampling the pork dishes of 12 chefs from around the state and picking up foodie tips and tricks.

Iowa: Home of Giant Poblanos

Iowa: Home of Giant Poblanos

I became a bit obsessed with these peppers a few years ago at the farmers’ market in downtown Des Moines. It was a fall day and I could smell them before I saw them … roasted poblanos. Not just roast-ed, roast-ing! This guy had a big metal cage filled with peppers, rotating over a flame. He had the warm peppers in plastic bags to take home. SOLD. The next year, they were in my garden.

Cold Room

Cold Room

A cold room, or “root cellar”, is an underground room (often found under a front porch) that is built to maintain a constant, cool temperature without allowing what’s inside to freeze. Jars of tomatoes, beans, salsa, sauerkraut, beets, pickles, jams and jellies, and fruit sauces, all ready and waiting.