Food Guys

Sunday 11:52 AM - 12:00 PM, Thursday 4:54 PM

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.

The theme song for "The Food Guys," is a Cole Porter song, "Sunday Morning Breakfast Time," played and sung by Porter himself.


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Asian Sauces Can Pep Up Your Cooking

Nov 11, 2018
Marco Verch (CC-BY-2.0)

Asian sauces add zip to more than just Chinese dishes; they can pep up barbecue, chili, duck, chicken or broccoli. Chinese chefs use these off-the-shelf sauces in their kitchens, so you can, too.  Oyster sauce, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, chili paste, black bean sauce with garlic, plum sauce, satay sauce, sriracha: all of them keep well on the shelf or in the fridge. They'll serve as a condiment, a spice, or a marinade. (CC-BY-4.0)

The Food Guys, Jon Jackson and Greg Patent, want you to consider eating less meat and dairy. They've been looking at a meta-analysis of food's environmental impacts, published in Science in June, titled "Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers." The study asks not only how food producers can reduce their environmental footprint, but what role consumers play. The answer to the latter: a big one, if we are willing to change our diets. 

Recipe: Cecilia Chiang Shrimp

Oct 28, 2018
Flickr user, Alpha. CC-BY-2.0

Food Guy Greg Patent stays alert for new ways to cook shrimp. When a friend pointed out this recipe by legendary 98-year-old retired San Francisco restauranteur, Cecilia Chiang, Greg made a beeline for it.  He dresses up its simplicity with added vegetables, ginger and garlic, transforming it into a delightful main dish.

Flickr user, Qfamily. CC-BY-2.0

Nancy Silverton's recipe for sourdough bagels comes from her classic book, Breads From The La Brea Bakery. Food Guy and "Baking Wizard" Greg Patent doesn't rely on Silverton's beloved recipe to satisfy just his summertime bagel-baking jones. He even uses a sourdough starter begun years ago following Silverton's in-depth instructions. 

Apple Tart Lessons

Oct 15, 2018
Flickr user, Stacy Spensley. CC-BY-2.0

Food Guy Jon Jackson knows his apple varieties, so when he decided that a tart made from a sauce of Discovery apples would be a winner, he was correct. He just had to wait a day. Jon's story highlighted a lesson that other Food Guy, Greg "The Baking Wizard" Patent, learned years ago: the flavor of tarts and pies sometimes improves with age.