check the pantry

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.

Red Beans

Jan 26, 2020
Red Beans
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On this week's Check the Pantry, host Jeff Lockwood makes a pot of red beans and rice.  Since Jeff took the easy route, guest Teri Robl digs into her culinary bag of tricks to come up with something else to do with red beans....

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  Partially recorded at Station Twelve. First aired 01/26/20.

Sourdough

Jan 19, 2020
Sourdough loaf
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

On this week's Check the Pantry, Jeff Lockwood sits down with Fresh Catch Cafe's Harrison McHenry for a conversation about sourdough, from creating a starter to baking a loaf. 

Produced at the KBBI studios in Homer, Alaska.  First aired January 19, 2020.

Pork Loin

Jan 12, 2020
Pork Loin
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Check the Pantry takes a road trip to Soldotna to meet Vincent and Jessica Johnson at the Schnitzel Bomber to talk about schnitzel and spaetzle. Plus, host Jeff Lockwood roasts a pork loin using the once-common technique of larding. 

Produced at the KBBI studios in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 01/12/20. 

Sunday mornings at 11am Jeff Lockwood and his guests convene in the KBBI studios in downtown Homer to explore food- one ingredient at a time. Discussing ingredients through cooking techniques, cultural importance, and personal stories, Check the Pantry helps KBBI listeners answer that every day query of - "Hey, what's for dinner?".  

Locals already know to tune in to this KBBI favorite but this week Check the Pantry and Jeff Lockwood gained national recognition with a feature article on Eater- a James Beard Award winning food and dining site that food lovers will know well.

Prime Rib

Nov 24, 2019
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Jeff Lockwood talks with AJ's Steakhouse head chef John Brown, as well as sous chef Josh Prentice, about ribs 6-12 on the cow - the prime rib.  Plus, Jeff makes a couple of sauces to serve alongside it.  Recorded in part at AJ's Steakhouse.

Produced by KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 11/24/2019.

Filé

Oct 20, 2019
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Filé powder, the dried and ground leaves of the sassafras tree, is a major ingredient in the classic South Louisiana dish gumbo. Host Jeff Lockwood walks Adriane Huff through her first Cajun gumbo, and makes up a batch of smoked sausage to go into it. 

Partially recorded at Station Twelve.

Produced by KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.

Juniper

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

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.

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