Check the Pantry

Sunday morning at 11AM

Join host Jeff Lockwood and his guest in the KBBI studios in downtown Homer to explore food through its ingredients - one per week.  From cooking techniques to cultural importance to personal stories, Check the Pantry examines the question all of us ask every day - "Hey, what's for dinner?"

Red Wine - Episode 9

Jan 24, 2019
Wine glasses
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

Jeff Lockwood learns how to read a wine label from Skip Clary, and they taste representative wines from the US and France to understand why some wines go better with food.  Recorded at the Grog Shop and at the studios of KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska on 01/24/19. 

Beef Tenderloin
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Host Jeff Lockwood and head chef at AJ's Steakhouse John Brown cover the psoas major of the cow, the beef tenderloin, from breaking it down to cooking it up.  Recorded at the studios of KBBI AM 890 and at AJ's in Homer, Alaska on 01/17/19.

Onions - Episode 7

Jan 10, 2019
Dicing Onions
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

Host Jeff Lockwood and his guest Teri Robl talk about everything onion, from mirepoix ratios to the onion rings praised by both Jeff and Bob Dylan.  They make a winter meal of French onion soup and a green bean salad created by Teri.  Plus weird Midwestern processed industrial "onion rings".  Recorded in Homer, Alaska at the KBBI studios and Station Twelve.  First aired 01/10/19.

Oysters - Episode 6

Nov 15, 2018
Pacific Oyster
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Join Jeff Lockwood and chef/owner of Fresh Catch Cafe Harrison McHenry for a talk about oysters, both the raw and the cooked. Weatherly Bates tells us how oysters are farmed in Kachemak Bay, and Skip Clary and Andy Kita discuss Murphy's Irish Stout, a classic with oysters.  Recorded at Station Twelve and at the studios of KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska on 11/15/18.

Apples - Episode 5

Nov 8, 2018
Apple nGalette
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

Join host Jeff Lockwood and guest Teri Robl for a talk about all things apples.  Featuring a journey into the kitchen to make an apple, pear, and caramel galette.  Skip Clary and Trish Wilson taste the 2013 Leitz Spatlese Riesling.  Recorded at Station Twelve and the studios of KBBI 890AM on November 8, 2018

Brown Sugar - Episode 4

Nov 1, 2018
Brown Sugar
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Host Jeff Lockwood and Alice's kitchen boss Adriane Huff talk brown sugar from pastry to savory, including making a banana pudding with a brown sugar pastry cream.  Plus, Skip Clary and Joey Lothian sample a famous and hard-to-find bourbon.  Recorded at Station Twelve and the studios of KBBI AM890 in Homer, Alaska. 

Cabbage - Episode 3

Oct 25, 2018
Cabbage rolls
Jeff Lockwood

Join host Jeff Lockwood and guest Teri Robl for a discussion of all things cabbage from slaw to choucroute, and  Skip Clary and John Cottingham talk the Weihenstephaner Dunkel Hefeweissen.  Recorded at  Station Twelve  and at the KBBI Studios in Homer, Alaska on October 25, 2018.

Jeff Lockwood

Host Jeff Lockwood and head chef of AJ's Steakhouse John Brown talk pork shoulder, from making fresh sausage to Southern barbecue to sous vide.  Plus, Skip Clary talks about the 2014 Pinnacoli Primitivo di Manduria and why it works with smoky pork.   Recorded at Station Twelve and at the KBBI studios in Homer, Alaska on October 18, 2018.   

Chickpeas - Episode 1

Oct 11, 2018
Garbanzo Beans
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Join host Jeff Lockwood and guest Teri Robl in a wide ranging discussion of all aspects of chickpeas, from hummus and falafel to chickpea curries and even how to use chickpea water to make meringue!  Plus, a wine pairing for hummus selected  by Skip Clary.  Recorded at Station Twelve and at the KBBI studios in Homer, Alaska on October 11, 2018. 

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