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From favorite seasonal recipes, to the roots of our food traditions, to the politics of food, the Food Guys illuminate the culinary world each Sunday, in this 10 minute program produced by Montana Public Radio. The Food Guys have also been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday.

From favorite seasonal recipes, to the roots of our food traditions, to the politics of food, the Food Guys illuminate the culinary world each Sunday, in this 10 minute program produced by Montana Public Radio. The Food Guys have also been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday.
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From favorite seasonal recipes, to the roots of our food traditions, to the politics of food, the Food Guys illuminate the culinary world each Sunday, in this 10 minute program produced by Montana Public Radio. The Food Guys have also been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday.

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English

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Episodes

Summer Apples: To Bake, Or Not To Bake?

9/16/2018
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"I didn't even KNOW some apples ripen in July." So asserts Food Guy Jon Jackson - in spite of the quarts of applesauce he cooks each year from White Transparents, one of Montana's summer apples. When it comes to early apples, Other Food Guy Greg Patent, a.k.a. The Baking Wizard, needs to know: can you BAKE with them?

Duration:00:04:16

Improv Dish: Beans

9/10/2018
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The dinner-as-improv started with Greg and Dorothy Patent's ongoing conversations about the nutritional benefits of beans. When Greg discovered some dried brown mystery-beans in the cupboard and decided to cook them, an ad hoc meal developed. You, too, can improvise a main dish based on a staple ingredient. Here's how Greg's version came together.

Duration:00:05:33

Food Guys: The Origin Story

9/3/2018
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Greg and Jon recall how "The Food Guys" came to the airwaves.

Duration:00:05:20

Recipe: Gluten-Free Texas Jalapeño Cornbread

8/27/2018
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This week, we have another cornbread recipe, but this time, it's flourless. And spicy.

Duration:00:04:24

Montana Sweet Corn: Why Local Is Better

8/20/2018
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Today, The Food Guys discuss an unusually delicious type of grass: corn. All "sweet" corn isn't equally sweet or flavorful, as you'll discover the minute you bite into an ear of locally-grown corn.

Duration:00:06:02

Recipe: Easy Energy Bars

8/13/2018
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Store-bought energy bars aren't cheap. Why buy them when you can make your own? You'll save money, and you can adapt them to fit your tastes. You can also store them in your freezer for months on end. Bars are easy to make - they're not baked or cooked - and they're filled with wonderful ingredients.

Duration:00:03:59

The Science Of Ice Cream

8/7/2018
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! The Food Guys discuss the book "Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream: The Art and Science of the Scoop" by Dana Cree. The book covers everything you could possibly need to know about ice cream, sorbets, gelato and frozen yogurt.

Duration:00:05:20

Montana Sweet Cherries, A Great Pick For Pie!

7/31/2018
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The Food Guys discuss the differences between sweet and sour cherries, and how to bake a delicious slab pie from Montana-grown sweet cherries.

Duration:00:05:25

Bravetart: A Groundbreaking History Of Iconic American Desserts

7/23/2018
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The Food Guys discuss their new cookbook rave, "Bravetart" by Stella Parks. "It's not a labor of love, it's a labor of devotion." says Jon Jackson. Parks researched the book, a history of desserts, for five years. All sorts of favorites are included - you can make classics at home while you learn about their history.

Duration:00:04:42

Greek Yogurt And Chili Peppers: A Surprising Twist On Cornbread

7/16/2018
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The Food Guys create a bold and delicious cornbread recipe, great to accompany a good chili dish .

Duration:00:04:21

The Essentials Of An American Classic: Chili

7/10/2018
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You need three key ingredients for a proper chilli dish: meat, beer, and of course, chilli peppers. Our Food Guys, Jon Jackson and Greg Patent are passionate that Chili powder IS NOT CHILI. Chunks of meat, beer and fresh ingredients are essential for a good chili. Chili powder is not chili folks! So don't go to the grocery store and buy a pack of powder when you can easily make a great chili by using fresh peppers! "The Food Guys" explain how.

Duration:00:05:04

How To Uncover Hidden Sugars

7/3/2018
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Sugars are creeping into our diets and, "Even if you're reading labels, you have to read the labels with some insight," says Jon Jackson. "There's a lot of hidden sugars in our foods, that even people who are well-intentioned and disciplined find it difficult to restrain their weight growth because they keep running into hidden sugars." Listen in now to learn more about where hidden sugars are showing up, and how to spot them on food labels.

Duration:00:03:53

'Food Guys:' Skip The Juice, Eat The Fruit

6/26/2018
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With all the contradictory health claims floating around online, it can be hard to know what to believe. The "Food Guys" set the record straight about fruit juice as a "healthy" option, and make the case for avoiding it altogether.

Duration:00:04:25

Recipe: A Gluten-Free Cake That Is Fit for A Queen

6/19/2018
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According to stories, this cake was made by the Queen of England herself. This moist, gluten-free treat is iced with chocolate ganache and could be a magnet for the crowd that usually avoids cake.

Duration:00:05:01

The Food Guys' Guide to Making Pasta

6/12/2018
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To a novice cook, making pasta from scratch sounds like a daunting task, and it does take some time and patience. Still, if you've got a food processor, a hand-cranked pasta machine and a pot of boiling water, it's mainly a process of flattening out a dough made of flour and eggs.

Duration:00:04:55

Recipe: Morel Mushroom Lasagna

6/5/2018
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Due to last summer's wealth of fires around our listening area, this spring is turning into a morel mushroom lover's bonanza. Food Guy Greg Patent found some for sale at the farmer's market and put them to use in morel mushroom lasagna, a delicious and light alternative to meat lasagna.

Duration:00:04:33

Raising Chickens Locally: The Future Of Agriculture?

5/28/2018
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As the nutritional quality of food declines and monoculture agriculture grows, many Americans have few options for healthy, locally grown food. Main Street Project aims to change that.

Duration:00:04:18

Recipe: Japanese Milk Bread

5/21/2018
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Japanese Milk Bread is known for its unique and slightly sweet flavor. The secret? A milky, watery roux that is made and added to the dough mixture.

Duration:00:04:24

Cutting Out Added Sugar? Try Substituting This Fruit

5/15/2018
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Looking to cut down your processed sugar intake? Greg and Jon recommend using dates, a naturally sweet fruit that originates from the Middle East. In this episode of "The Food Guys," Jon and Greg delve into one of health culture's favorite sweeteners: dates. These small, juicy fruits have a wealth of health benefits and work perfectly as a sugar substitute.

Duration:00:04:31

Improvised Catalan Beef Stew, Inspired By Julia Child

4/29/2018
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Beef stew with rice, onions, bacon, tomatoes and cheese: that's the basis for Julia Child's recipe for "Boeuf À La Catalane," or Catalan Beef Stew. It became the jumping-off point for an adaptation by Greg one night as he improvised on this "hearty dish from the Spanish Mediterranean corner of France," with "a green salad, French bread, and a strong, young red wine" the recommended accompaniment.

Duration:00:06:38