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Today's quote:

Monday, December 21, 2020

Happy Gravy Day!


It's been 24 years since Paul Kelly first narrated the story of a prisoner named Joe and his longing to be with his family at Christmas time in his song "How To Make Gravy". In the song Joe writes a letter to his family — penned on December 21 — that includes a recipe for how to make gravy for Christmas dinner. Fans of the song have since coined the date as "Gravy Day".

It's since become something of an Australian Christmas carol, so give it a burl. But be careful: a drunken dad in Queensland just had the cops called on him by the neighbours after playing it twenty-one times!

Happy Gravy Day! - oh, and don't forget that dollop of tomato sauce for a bit of sweetness and that extra tang.

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P.S. Are you that one person on the planet who hasn't heard yet of Paul Kelly? Have you heard of the song "From Little Things Big Things Grow"? Yep, that's him!

P.P.S. Can't get enough of it, Des? For the ABC podcast, click here.