What better way to explore Iowa's ethnic heritage than through its food - especially during this season? This week, Iowa Public Television's Living in Iowa takes a culinary tour of holiday traditions throughout Iowa, with stops in Cedar Rapids for some Czech delights; Davenport for some crispy Mexican treats; Pleasant Hill for a taste of the Ramadan feast; Swedesburg to sample some Swedish sweets and Des Moines for a plateful of Jewish delicacies.
The program airs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 and again at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24 on all IPTV stations.
First stop is Cedar Rapids, home of the National Czech and Slovak Museum and to a large community of people with ties to those republics. It's also the home of Zindrick's Czech Restaurant, where host Morgan Halgren learns to make traditional bread and potato dumplings.
Read the rest of this article in the 12/19 Pilot Tribune.