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Vermouth

Jul 26, 2021
Vermouth
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

On this week's Check the Pantry, Jeff Lockwood sits down with vermouth enthusiast Matt Iverson of Turnagain Vines for an in-depth look at the many faces of this often-mistreated aperitif.  

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 7/25/21.

Cheese Curds

Jul 12, 2021
Smoked Salmon Chowder Poutine
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

The Québécois classic poutine demands fresh, squeaky cheese curds, which are difficult to find in Alaska.   Jeff Lockwood takes matters into his own hands, transforming two gallons of milk into a pile of curds, then using them in a smoked-salmon-chowder-inspired poutine, in an attempt to provide a karmic boost to the Montréal Canadiens in their unlikely run to the Stanley Cup Finals.

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.

Wood

Apr 12, 2021
Wood
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It's hard to cook without fire, and you can't have fire without fuel.  Wood's been the #1 choice throughout history.  Jeff Lockwood is joined by former Three Legged Mule and Twitching Sushi bassist Atz Lee Kilcher and his massive Spanish wood cookstove, and do a little ice fishing on Caribou Lake hunting for kokanee and trout to cook on it.

Produced by KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 4/11/21.

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.

Turkey

Nov 25, 2020
Turducken
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With a worldwide pandemic raging, getting together for a big meal is a terrible idea.  Finding ways to shrink Thanksgiving classics down?  Fantastic idea.  Jeff Lockwood makes turkey ballotines (and has unkind things to say about the turducken), as well as sweet potato gnocchi and green bean casserole, with a remote appearance from Teri Robl's stuffin' muffins.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 11/22/20.

Hens

Nov 25, 2020
Hens
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

There comes a time in a hen's life where she's not laying too much, and you have to make some decisions.  One of the options, the one Jeff Lockwood chooses this week, is stock - the best stock you can make.  Stock leads inexorably to soup - potato leek, this time.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 11/8/20.

Milk

Nov 25, 2020
Milk
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Milk is much more than a drink - it's an important ingredient, contributing fat, texture, and flavor to many different foods - meatballs and quiche among them.  Jeff Lockwood is joined by Teri Robl for a look at one of the many useful products squeezed from underneath the cow. 

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 10/25/2020.

Carrots

Sep 27, 2020
Carrots
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

Harvest means carrots, and carrots mean cake!  Jeff Lockwood spends the hour making carrot cake (using a slight adaptation of this recipe). 

Produced by KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 09/27/20.

Yeast

Sep 14, 2020
Brewer's Yeast
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Jeff Lockwood visits Alaskan brewing legend Lasse Holmes for a tour through the beer-making process, which, at every step, keeps coming back to yeast.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer Alaska.  First aired 09/13/20.

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 II

Aug 3, 2020
Salmon in a seine
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

Host Jeff Lockwood returns to the F/V Captain Cook to spend some time with the tool that makes modern seining possible - the Puretic Power Block, then goes to the headwaters of Stariski Creek with the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve to learn about the ways salmon depend on the land.  Plus, making the dish in the picture!  Part two of a two-part episode.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 8/2/2020. 

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