Eat | Drink | Cheap Episode 15 – Gadgets with Nick McWilliam

We took a week off but we are back with a GIANT SIZED episode all about kitchen gadgets with guest host Nick McWilliam! What makes a gadget a gadget? How can they make your life easier and cheaper? Is the Slap Chop a crime against humanity? The answer to these and more!

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Music by John Palmer

Show notes and Shout Outs:

Slap Chop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUbWjIKxrrs

Egg Seperator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glWR3HPK4jI

Flavour Shaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m_gerXr8DA

Out Of Ireland Importers: https://www.outofireland.ca/

Blackberry Cottage Farms: https://www.blackberrycottagefarm.com/

The Durutti Column: https://www.thedurutticolumn.com/

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Mr Creosote: “No.”

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