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Iowa Culinary Travel

IowaCooking Classes, Cooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Iowans consider their state the "breadbasket of the world," and the cuisine reflects this. Get ready for pork chops and pork BBQ, corn-on-the-cob, casseroles, and more just-plain-good Midwestern cooking than you can possibly eat in a lifetime. Most rural towns have a fast-food restaurant or two if you're in a Expand Description ▼
hurry, but the best places are the ones which take a little more time, possibly giving you a chance to chat with friendly locals over a pie or coffee. Early morning in a rural diner might find you in the company of a bunch of farmers! Towns with strong ethnic identities often have restaurants devoted to a particular country's cuisine. There are vineyards scattered throughout the state, each producing their own wines, and the products of local craft breweries can be found throughout the state.

Iowa Cooking Classes and Cooking Schools

Ador Kitchens & Baths
Urbandale 515-331-3377
Ador offers monthly Culinary Arts Classes in their state-of-the art Culinary Center.  Each class features a unique theme along with useful culinary tips and techniques.  Cost of the class is $55 per person and includes appetizers, three entrees, beverage (including wine and beer), and take-home recipe booklet.  Call today for more information.
Becky's Mindful Kitchen & Cooking School
Solon 319-325-3464 website »
Escape to a countryside oasis at Becky’s Mindful Kitchen & Cooking School, where processed foods are trumped by real foods and traditional preparations. Becky sources all of her produce, meats and dairy from local farmers who share her philosophy of traditional grass farming practices, respect of animals and the environment.
Country Club Market
Clive 515-987-5957
Country Club Market offers both demonstration and hands-on classes designed to enhance your culinary skills by providing you with new techniques, as well as innovative recipes. All classes start promptly at 6 p.m. and cost $35, unless otherwise noted.
Gateway Market
Des Moines 515-243-1754
Gateway Market is a gathering place for the community. Our cooking classes, tastings, book signings and other events are part of the Gateway Market experience. Chatting with famous cookbook authors can make for a great memory and learning new cooking techniques is a fun family or friend activity.
The Cottage Bakery & Café
Iowa City 319-358-5533
We made it through a year of being displaced and cramped, and now we're in a big, beautiful new space. Be sure to stay tuned because our new location will mean many new things, including a variety of cooking classes offered by one of the Cottage’s fine chefs.

Iowa
Food & Wine Events

Festival of Iowa Beers

Amana
9/4/2016
Sample some of Iowa's best brews at Millstream Brewing. Craft breweries and Iowa home brew clubs assemble for this unique tasting event.
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World Food & Music Festival

Des Moines
9/16/2016 - 9/18/2016
More than 40 Cultural Cafes Featuring.  Cuisine from Around the World. Live Entertainment  –  Cooking Demonstrations.
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Brew Ha Ha

Davenport
9/17/2016
Sample hundreds of brews from Europe. Also features live comedy, music, food, and learn about ales, lagers, porters, and pilsners.
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Applefest

Urbandale
9/24/2016
Try your hand at stirring the copper kettle of apple butter and take your turn cranking the cider press
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