More Eatery (Campbell River, BC)

A lifetime ago I wrote a rambling treatise on how to stay sane in the culinary industry. I’ll spare everyone and summarize what, back then I thought would save cooks from burning out in a pre-covid world that already had it in for our tortured little industry: Love. You really had to love eating and kitchen folk and the process of cleaning, prepping and transforming food. I’m ashamed to admit it but despite my own words etched into the internet, I abandoned my tribe nearly two years ago after losing the love.

Fortunately people much smarter, more resourceful and talented stuck around. People like Joe, Carmen and the team over at More Eatery love what they do and do a damn fine job of it. They opened a restaurant in the middle of the pandemic, in a small town that often doesn’t understand good food, in the abandoned location that housed a legendary local diner. Any one of these factors alone would have smothered a fledgling kitchen, but they quickly clawed their way to the top of the town’s eating scene and have had a regular clientele since, me included.

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Eat | Drink | Cheap Episode 32 – A Beck of Pickled Peppers

The dynamic duo of Simon and Shawn carve up the late summer-early autumn bounty and pack them into jars! It’s fermenting time! Lots of talk about fermenting for the novice, someone’s favourite spice, hanging out with Beck and yes… Simon’s legendary fizzy pepper recipe.

Questions, comments or corrections? Hit us up at email@eatdrinkcheap.ca

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Music by John Palmer

Show notes and Shout Outs:

Where It’s At: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPfmNxKLDG4

Sauerkraut Recipe: https://www.eatdrinkbreathe.com/canning-cabbage-part-2-sauerkraut/

A Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting by Kathryn Lukas and Shane Peterson: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/597648/the-farmhouse-culture-guide-to-fermenting-by-kathryn-lukas-and-shane-peterson/9780399582653

Pacific Seaweeds by Louis Druehl and Bridgette Clarkston: https://harbourpublishing.com/products/9781550177374 

A Modern Kitchen Guide by The Farmer’s Advocate 1946: https://viurrspace.ca/handle/10613/1910

Balder’s Gate 3 is good.

Eat | Drink | Cheap Episode 31 – Tofu

It’s wobbly, it’s wonderful and it’s cheap! Simon and Shawn take this ancient Chinese soy product and press, shape smash and fry it into your favourite new dinner protein.

Questions, comments or corrections? Hit us up at email@eatdrinkcheap.ca

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Music by John Palmer

Show notes and Shout Outs:

Deep Cove Brewing: https://deepcovecraft.com/

T&T Supermarkets: https://www.tntsupermarket.com/eng/

Korean-Style Mapo Tofu:  https://www.maangchi.com/recipe/korean-style-mapo-tofu

Agedashi Tofu: https://rasamalaysia.com/agedashi-tofu/

The Amazing Devil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4_5mOSERCA

The Amazing Devil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h-ogX4GfL8

LTJ Bukem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egd1cC5hH7s

Eat | Drink | Cheap Episode 30 – Beyond Boring BBQ

It’s time to look beyond the steak, burgers and hotdogs to something more exciting to cook outside! Shawn and Simon don flip flops and bring their ten favourite things to grill, plus a lot of talk about Sous Vide, Dune and Simon’s IMDB page.

Questions, comments or corrections? Hit us up at email@eatdrinkcheap.ca

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Music by John Palmer

Show notes and Shout Outs:

Pickle Recipe: https://www.fillmorecontainer.com/blog/2017/08/11/low-temperature-pasteurization-pickles/

Blackfoot Diner: https://www.blackfootdiner.com/

Revival Brewcade: https://www.drinkrevivalbeer.com/

Recordland: https://www.instagram.com/recordlandcalgary/?hl=en

Berbere Spice: https://www.eatdrinkbreathe.com/simons-berbere-spice-mix/

Simon’s IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3617359/

DUNE: https://www.dunemovie.net/

Eat | Drink | Cheap Episode 29 – Aftershifter – Does Fine Dining Deserve To Exist

t’s the trial of the century! Simon and Shawn are joined by their good buddy Nick for part 2 of their after shift discussion. Drinks are had and the knives come out in this extended freeform epic!

Questions, comments or corrections? Hit us up at email@eatdrinkcheap.ca

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eadrinkbreathe.com/podcast

Music by John Palmer

Show notes and Shout Outs: