Eat | Drink | Cheap Episode 13 – Not A Sausage Party

Despite Simon’s best efforts, Shawn parties hard on the subject of homemade fresh sausage! Lots of tube meat talk, gear suggestions, step-by-step instructions for home brat production and the podcast’s first ever guest!

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Music by John Palmer

Show notes and Shout Outs:

Jamie Oliver’s Dandelion Vinegar: https://www.instagram.com/p/CdYlJbNF4KY/?hl=en

Memory Gardens: https://artofmemory.com/blog/method-of-loci/

A Beginner’s Guide To Fresh Sausage Making: https://www.eatdrinkbreathe.com/a-beginners-guide-to-fresh-sausage-making/

Sausage Making Gear: https://www.eatdrinkbreathe.com/2018-holiday-guide-gifts-for-sausage-making-at-home/

Fresh Mexican Chorizo: https://www.eatdrinkbreathe.com/fresh-mexican-chorizo/

Fresh Polish Farmhousre Sausage: https://www.eatdrinkbreathe.com/fresh-polish-farmhouse-sausage-kielbasa-wiejska/

Toad In The Hole: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/sams-toad-hole

Choucroute Garnie: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/choucroute-garnie-102386

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30659.Meditations

Sorted Food – Innuendo Bingo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3CoDo6AnyM 

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