Check the Pantry Produced at the KBBI studios in Homer, Alaska, Check the Pantry looks at food and cooking through the building blocks - ingredients. Host Jeff Lockwood examines one ingredient each show in all its facets, from history to cultural importance to how it's produced to, most importantly, how to cook it.
Check the Pantry

Check the Pantry

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Produced at the KBBI studios in Homer, Alaska, Check the Pantry looks at food and cooking through the building blocks - ingredients. Host Jeff Lockwood examines one ingredient each show in all its facets, from history to cultural importance to how it's produced to, most importantly, how to cook it.

Most Recent Episodes

Lettuce - Episode 20

Jeff Lockwood visits Carey Restino at Homer Hilltop Farm to learn all about growing lettuce from a small-scale farmer's perspective, and makes a Caesar salad with Teri Robl. First aired 07/21/19.

Chilis - Episode 19

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.

Mussels - Episode 18

It's field trip time. Host Jeff Lockwood heads to the shellfish farm Glacier Point Seafood for a lesson in mussel aquaculture from Greg and Weatherly Bates, and tries a couple of different ways to use leftover mussels. Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska. First aired 05/23/19.

Rhubarb - Episode 17

On this episode of Check the Pantry, Jeff Lockwood and Teri Robl try to figure out what, besides pie, to do with all the rhubarb that takes over Homer in the early spring, and Patrick Driscoll waxes enthusiastic about its possibilities as a beverage flavor. Recorded at the studios of KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska. First aired 05/09/19.

Eggs - Episode 16

Eggs are so central to cooking that we take them for granted. Jeff Lockwood tries to remedy that by making omelets and custards with AJ's head chef John Brown and Alice's kitchen manager Adriane Huff. Partially recorded at Station Twelve . First aired 05/02/19.

Lamb Chops - Episode 15

On this week's Check the Pantry, host Jeff Lockwood creates a three-course springtime meal from a single lamb chop, and the Grog Shop's Patrick Driscoll talks about choosing a wine pairing to go along with the dinner. Produced at the studios of KBBI AM 890 in Homer Alaska. Additional recording at the Grog Shop and at Station Twelve . First aired 04/25/19.

Asparagus - Episode 14

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.

Ham - Episode 13

Check the Pantry's spring season begins with a show about ham. Jeff Lockwood and Teri Robl go through cooking hams large and small and how to use the leftovers. They're joined for a bit by Skip Clary, all the way from Hungary, where he's surrounded by pork and wine. Recorded in Homer Alaska on April 11, 2019 at the studios of KBBI AM 890, with additional recording at Station Twelve .

Chocolate - Episode 12

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.

Lemons - Episode 11

Jeff Lockwood talks sweet and savory uses of lemons with Alice's kitchen manager Adriane Huff. Plus, they come up with a three-course winter meal in which each course uses the sunny citrus. Recorded at the KBBI studios in Homer, Alaska on February 7, 2019.

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