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Cutting Out Added Sugar? Try Substituting This Fruit

May 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.

Adventures In Pecan Pie - With Recipe

Mar 25, 2018
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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 Food Guy Jon Jackson, after fellow Food Guy (and Baking Wizard) Greg Patent explains why, when Jon stopped by the Patent kitchen recently, there were "dangerous-looking" pieces of pecan pie strewn around.

How To Make Pie Crust, The Baking Wizard Way

Mar 4, 2018

Food Guy Greg Patent, a.k.a. The Baking Wizard, is puzzled by FOBPC (Fear of Baking Pie Crusts). “It seems to scare cooks to death – I don’t understand it. I have a basic pie crust formula that works for me pretty much all the time." One key to Greg's success: he mixes pie dough in the food processor, to minimize handling it.

Recipe: Pizza Dough

Feb 18, 2018
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"There's something that goes on with refrigeration and pizza dough," observes Jon Jackson, one of the Food Guys. Other Food Guy Greg Patent agrees and gives this phenomenon a name: it's cold fermentation, and you can take advantage of it when you make pizza dough or sourdough bread. After you've kneaded the dough, stash it in the fridge to give it additional time to ferment.

Recipe: Provençal Garlic Soup

Oct 1, 2017
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In an episode of "The French Chef" tv series titled,  "Steak Dinner For Four in Half an Hour," Julia Child introduced young Food Guy Greg Patent to a deceptively simple recipe for Aigo bouido, Provençal garlic soup. When Other Food Guy Jon Jackson encountered the same recipe in one of Child's cookbooks, he was taken aback by the first ingredient. "Two HEADS of garlic?!"

Yes, indeed. This sweet and delicious soup features two heads of garlic, fresh herbs, cloves, three egg yolks and olive oil.

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