'Grinnell College' on Serious Eats

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 107: The Iowa Diet

Sticky bun from the Coffee Cup Cafe in Sully, Iowa. [Photographs: Ed Levine] I went back to my alma mater, Grinnell College, this past week to participate in a panel on the future of journalism. Food-wise I associate Grinnell, Iowa, with four things: pie, cinnamon buns, pork tenderloin sandwiches, and the Danish Maid Bakery's glazed doughnuts. Needless to say, none of them is good for my diet or my knee. But even though my knee was killing me the whole time I was there (below zero wind chill readings don't help an arthritic knee) I did manage to get in my fair share of the four main Iowa food groups. And maybe I didn't gain weight by doing so.... More

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