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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
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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.

Asparagus

Apr 18, 2019
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

Feb 14, 2019
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

Jan 17, 2019
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

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

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.

Pork Shoulder

Oct 18, 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

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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