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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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Flickr user, Edsel Little. CC-BY-2.0

Kulebyaka ("koo lebYA-ka"), the multi-layered "king" of salmon pies of the Russian Far East, is an excellent party dish because on party day, you can simply roll out the pastry, assemble the kulebyaka a couple of hours before serving, and bake and serve the pie warm.

A Brioche Tart So Good, It Made Julia Child Cry

Sep 30, 2018
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It's good to be a Food Guy, especially when you're Jon Jackson showing up in the kitchen of fellow Food Guy, Greg Patent. As Jon puts it:  "Quite often, he has something on hand he wants me to try." Recently, that something was Nancy Silverton's brioche tart with white secret sauce.

Pork Barrel: How To Barbecue For A Crowd

Sep 23, 2018
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"Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it's a start."  - Anthony Bourdain

From Korea to Kansas City, Brazil to Cleveland, people love to smoke meat over wood or charcoal. Food Guy Jon Jackson attended a family gathering where forty people enjoyed the host's clever technique for barbecuing pork ribs en masse.

Summer Apples: To Bake, Or Not To Bake?

Sep 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?

bean dish
Ela Haney via Pexels (public domain)

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.

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