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Greg Patent

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After seeing Dr. Cate Shanahan on television, Food Guy Greg Patent is all-in with her advice about cooking fats and oils to avoid. Greg gets worked up telling Food Guy Jon Jackson about PUFA*-rich seed oils (*"polyunsaturated fatty acids.") that Shanahan says cause metabolic damage and inflammation.

Recipe: Tart Cherry Streusel Tart

Jul 26, 2020
tart pie cherries
Rita E. (Pixabay)

Greg Patent makes the most of tart cherry season by preserving as much of the fruit as he can while setting aside cherries for this recipe. "Fresh sour pie cherries are as precious as rubies," Greg writes. "Bright and shiny like the gems they resemble, the sour Montmorency cherries have a short season (only 2 to 3 weeks in July) in western Montana, so I always pick some off a neighbor’s tree to use fresh and enough to freeze."

Lockdown Cookbooks: Nostalgia Springs Eternal

Jul 19, 2020
Bruno/Germany (Pixabay)

The Food Guys, Jon and Greg, discuss cookbooks they returned to while staying home during the spring of 2020. They're all old favorites, loaded with "context," and for Jon, they've reminded him of some tried-and-true but forgotten recipes that he's since resumed making.

Recipe: Bitterroot Valley Strawberry Pie

Jul 12, 2020
Pixabay (Nicky Pe)

Food Guy Greg Patent usually enjoys locally-grown strawberries raw and ungarnished, but he makes an exception for this pie recipe. The kicker? It includes canned pineapple. Read on to find out why this makes the pie not an atrocity, but a winner.

The Food Guys Go Vegetable-Shopping

Jul 6, 2020
farmers market
Andreas Lischka (Pixabay)

The Food Guys, Greg and Jon, are always grateful for the chance to prowl the farmers markets for vegetables. In June in Montana, they find favorites like pea shoots, garlic scapes, morel mushrooms and baby bok choy. Jon's been busy enjoying vegetable-rich recipes like Bang Bang Cauliflower and 15-Minute Sesame Ginger Noodles.

Lockdown Baking With The Food Guys

Jul 6, 2020
sourdough brioche
Pixabay (Tania Delosbasques)

Frequent baker and Food Guy Greg Patent complains about his fellow locked-down bakers buying up all the flour in March and April 2020. "Sounds like the flour was coming by Conestoga wagon," says Food Guy Jon Jackson.

The Food Guys Catch Some Fish

Jun 21, 2020
rainbow trout
darrenquigley32 (Pixabay)

There's a salmonfly hatch on. The Food Guys, Jon and Greg, reminisce about fishing and cooking the catch.

Recipe: Morel Mushroom Lasagna

May 31, 2020

For Montanans, the 2017 summer of wildfires led to a 2018 bonanza of morel mushrooms. Food Guy Greg Patent found some for sale and put them to use in morel mushroom lasagna, a delicious and light alternative to meat lasagna.

'The Food Guys' List Their Favorite Superfoods

May 17, 2020
Raspberries, one of the "superfoods" favored by The Food Guys
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Grocery store shelves and website search engines groan under the weight of "superfoods" guaranteed to help you weight less, ache less, and generally perk up. From Food Guys Jon and Greg, here's a list of real superfoods, lurking in un-hyped peripheries of supermarkets and farmers' market tables. They're rich in bioavaiable forms of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids.

Adventures In Pecan Pie - With Recipe

May 10, 2020
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“It’s refreshing, in some curious way, to know that you can have failures, even though you ARE one of the Food Guys,” says Jon Jackson, after "Baking Wizard" Greg Patent explains why there were "dangerous-looking" pieces of pecan pie strewn around the Patent kitchen recently.

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