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Jon Jackson

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Jon Jackson is co-host of The Food Guys and a frequent guest on Jazz Sessions at Montana Public Radio. He is a mystery writer and jazz music expert with a passion for great food.

Energy Bar by user Katie via Flickr
Energy Bar by user Katie via Flickr

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. 

Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream by Dana Cree
Hello, My Name is Ice Cream

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.

Cherry Pie Photo By Brooke Lark on Unsplash
Brooke Lark on Unsplash

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

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.

Cornbread
Flickr user Amilia justeverydame (CC-BY-2)

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

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