Eat | Drink | Cheap Episode 18 – Soop!

Nothing satifies and nurishes us during the dark and bliseringly cold months like a big ‘o bowl of soup! Simon and Shawn dive deep into the pot of memory and dredge up some stories and killer recipes plus literature/music picks and a special guest. 

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Music by John Palmer

Show notes and Shout Outs:

Orange and Grapefruit Marmalade: https://www.goodto.com/recipes/grapefruit-and-lemon-marmalade

Cajun Jambalaya with Isaac Toupes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ytqP64AVkk

Chestnut Soup with Crispy Pancetta: https://www.eatdrinkbreathe.com/chestnut-soup-with-crispy-pancetta/

Mammal Hands: https://mammalhands.com/

Soup By Barbara Kafka: https://www.amazon.ca/Soup-Way-Life-Barbara-Kafka/dp/1579651259

Chasing the Gator Isaac Toups: https://www.amazon.ca/Chasing-Gator-Isaac-Toups-Cooking-ebook/dp/B075CS23Y4

Stay warm out there kids!

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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!

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:

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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Sessions Taproom and Kitchen (Campbell River, BC)

A couple days before our Ace Brewing adventure, our crew met up at a Campbell River joint to plan some of our holiday adventures. Sessions Taproom and Kitchen had been suggested to me numerous times but despite biking by it to and from work for two years I’d never had a chance to sit down and enjoy it’s hospitality.

Shame on me for such an oversight. Not only does Sessions deliver an exceptional lounge/drinking experience, but it has – I’m not messing around here – the best pizza in our town.

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Ten Food Projects For The Lockdown

Call it “lockdown”, “Isolation”, “Self-Quarantine” or whatever else the fact is just about everyone is home right now with quite a bit of free time. Those with families are now coping with a lot of mouths to feed more frequently and a dwindling supply of recipes to keep them happy.

Although I am not among those bunkering down I do have a few suggestions for anyone looking to start a new kitchen-related project and I also know quite a few industry folk who are using this time to hone their skills while hey wait for the food service world to start spinning again.

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I always joked that our kind danced on the razor’s edge of insolvency, what with our low pay, long hours, high burn out rate, poor life expectancy for chef-owned businesses and semi-transient mercenary workforce. Chef’s and their kitchens have always been at the mercy of a lot of financial factors, any of which could sink any restaurant pretty handily no matter how well-managed.

Now that precautionary measures relating to the fast-moving and deadly covid-19 virus has effectively shut down all restaurant traffic in North America we as a society are witnessing just how fragile our hospitality industry is. In a single week hundreds of thousands of my brothers and sisters have been put out of work as states and provinces outlaw sit-down service in favour of take-out just to keep people indoors and away from one another. It’s some serious end of the world stuff and as you can probably imagine I don’t make those razor’s edge jokes like I used to.

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