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Ground Beef

Jun 7, 2021
Ground beef
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

With grilling season upon us, Jeff Lockwood breaks out the grinder to see what grinding technique means for a hamburger patty.  Plus buns and onion rings!

This season of Check the Pantry is made possible by the generous support of Bay Realty and The Grog Shop.

Produced by KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 06/06/21.

Green Onions

May 24, 2021
Green onions
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Green onions are more than just a last-minute garnish.  For this week's Check the Pantry, Jeff Lockwood makes the classic Chinese snack scallion pancakes and a tamarind and burnt green onion dressing for some chicken salad.  

This season of Check the Pantry is made possible by the generous support of Bay Realty and The Grog Shop.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 5/23/21.

Jarl Gustafson

In advance of this Friday and Saturday’s spring membership drive, KBBI General Manager Josh Krohn,  Development Director Loren Barrett and Board of Directors President Nicole Arevelo join host Kathleen Gustafson to talk about KBBI’s finances, business plan and goals.

Listen for excerpts from KBBI shows and collaborations: Check the Pantry, Homer Grown, Green Dot Minute, Shakespearian sonnets and insults from Pier One Theatre's Mud Bay Bards and a song from last week's musical performance by Matt Hopper, broadcast live from Bunnell Street Arts Center.
 


 

Ghee

Mar 15, 2021
Do-piazza and toor dal
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

It's time to brown some butter - Jeff Lockwood goes into the kitchen to get his Maillard reaction on, and then make a couple of Indian dishes using the resulting ghee.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska. First aired 3/14/21.  

Green Bell Peppers

Dec 31, 2020
Green Bell Peppers
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Green bell peppers make a nice springboard to cooking up the New Orleans brunch classic grillades and grits.  Host Jeff Lockwood expounds at length on his indifference to grits, and explains why they are not merely boring, but dangerous.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska. First aired 12/20/20.

Coffee

Dec 7, 2020
Coffee
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

For many of us, coffee is utilitarian, the tool that knocks us awake in the morning.  For Justice Sky, of Ano Kissaten Coffee Roasters, it's much more than that - it's a world of flavors specific to where the beans are grown.  Justice walks Jeff Lockwood through making coffee from roasting raw beans to brewing the perfect cup - for you and for the bean.  

Produced by KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 12/6/2020.

Sparkling Wine

Aug 30, 2020
Sparkling Wine
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

Bubbles aren't just for special occasions.  The Grog Shop's Patrick Driscoll leads a tasting panel with Teri Robl, Grady Avant, and John Cottingham through five inexpensive, everyday sparkling wines from around the world.  Host Jeff Lockwood makes gougères to eat during the tasting. 

Wines provided by the Grog Shop.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 08/30/20.

Almonds

Aug 16, 2020
Dacquoise
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

Jeff Lockwood makes a Basque cake and a dacquoise with almond flour, then heads into Teri Robl's kitchen for an Italian tomato sauce with almonds and a forty-year-old recipe for almond chicken.

Produced by KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 8/16/20.

Red Salmon Part I

Jul 27, 2020
Red Salmon
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

On this week's Check the Pantry, host Jeff Lockwood jumps aboard his old boat the F/V Captain Cook for a day of purse seining for red salmon with skipper Malcolm Milne, then takes some fish home to butcher, grill, and more. Part one of a two-part episode.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 7/26/20.

Cornstarch

May 24, 2020
Fried chicken coated with cornstarch
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

Jeff Lockwood explores some of the many uses of cornstarch, and gets involved in some rather unpleasant tasting experiences. 

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 5/24/20.

Maktak

May 17, 2020
Maktak
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Jeff Lockwood speaks to Alice Qannik Glenn, host of the podcast Coffee and Quaq, about maktak, one of the central foods of the Iñupiat of the North Slope.  From whaling in sealskin boats to how to eat maktak in Florida, Alice covers just about anything you might want to know about eating the bowhead whale. 

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 05/17/20.

Maple Syrup

May 4, 2020
Pouding chômeur
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

With spring in the air, host Jeff Lockwood turns his attention to the major indigenous North American source of sugar - maple syrup. 

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 05/03/20.

Macaroni

Apr 26, 2020
Macaroni and Cheese
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

Host Jeff Lockwood makes three different batches of mac-and-cheese - one with a Bèchamel, one with a custard-style sauce, and one with sodium citrate.

First aired 4/26/2020

Moose

Feb 16, 2020
Moose
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

Teri Robl picks the topic on this week's Check the Pantry, and Teri wants to talk about moose!  She brings her friend Nancy Wise into the kitchen at Station Twelve, and Nancy's son Cody Wise talks with Jeff Lockwood about hunting the animal.  Plus, all you ever wanted to know about Swedish møøse management!

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 02/16/20. 

Coriander

Feb 2, 2020
Curry Spices
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

This week on Check the Pantry, host Jeff Lockwood goes into the kitchen with an authentic English person, John Cottingham, to learn about the use of coriander and other spices in Anglo-Indian curries, as well as the saga of Beaver Dave. 

Produced by KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired February 2, 2020.

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