check the pantry

Juniper - Episode 21

Jul 28, 2019
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Check the Pantry goes evergreen this week.  The Grog Shop's Patrick Driscoll leads a collection of gin lovers and haters featuring Grady Avant, Mel Strydom, and Pat Ahern through several different gins and gin cocktails, and host Jeff Lockwood makes a juniper-enhanced sauce soubise and a salmon and juniper sausage. 

Gin provided by the Grog Shop.  Produced by KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.

Chilis - Episode 19

Jul 14, 2019
chili peppers
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Jeff Lockwood and Homer Truffle Company's Evangelina Briggs celebrate summer's heat with a look at the New World fruit that took the Old World by storm - the chili. 

Recorded at the KBBI Studios in Homer, Alaska, and at Homer Truffle Company. 

First aired 7/14/19.

planting asparagus
Lori Jenkins / Synergy Gardens

The quintessential spring vegetable is asparagus, so host Jeff Lockwood heads to Synergy Gardens for a tour of asparagus beds old and new with Lori Jenkins.  Jeff makes three classic emulsified sauces for asparagus, and Patrick Driscoll talks about the challenge that is finding something to drink with it. 

Recorded at Synergy Gardens and the KBBI studios in Homer, Alaska and first aired 04/18/19.

chocolate making
Jeff Lockwood/Harold McGee / KBBI

Join Jeff Lockwood and Evangelina Briggs from Homer Truffle Company  on Valentine's Day for a discussion of chocolate.  Mousse to mole, talk about tempering, flavors and ganache, and how cocoa butter is like a yoga class.  Patrick Driscoll from the Grog Shop talks about beverage pairings with chocolate desserts. 

Recorded at Homer Truffle Company's factory and in the studio of KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska on 02/14/19. 

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.

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.