Folks love to dismiss the middle of the country as flyover states they pass on the way to other, more interesting spots. But the people of Iowa have a secret that’s just starting to get out: we eat better than most anywhere in the country.
Who wouldn’t want to live close to all the freshest ingredients? On the coasts they love to talk about farm-to-table cooking as a culinary movement, but here in Iowa, that’s just the way of life. We know where our food came from, have often talked to the farmer and know that when a restaurant talks about local ingredients, they actually mean the farm down the road and not somewhere within 200 miles.