My secret is out. I used to make my own gravy, but years ago I discovered a pretty reasonable instant gravy granule mix, and with a bit of pan juice and a splash of white wine, it tasted pretty good. So I've lost the art. The art of making great gravy from scratch. I vowed to get it back, and asked 720 listeners to help.Ken from Tammin called in, he's been making gravy for 40 years."When you do your roast you must cook your meat in water to get the fatness out of the meat.
How make gravy: 720 listeners share their secret recipes.
Singer/songwriter Lior has teamed up with Composer Nigel Westlake andthey're performing with the wonderful WASO.Both menjoined Cammo in the studio on Breakfast and had a good old chat about their favourite composers and howthey came together despite coming from different musical genres.Download audio
A Kimberley Man In Another Town Has Sent $385,000 To Malaysia.
What's All That About? The last tram stop
Perth's bustling tram network came to a halt in 1958 and we think the last remnant of the service could be a tram shelter in West Perth. Breakfast Reporter Kimberly Howie headed on down to the corner of Thomas Road and Hay Street to find out a little more about this humble little piece of history.(Pic Source: LISWA 2001 Battye Library)Download audio
When love is just for the money
Joe's mother is the victim of a brutal attack and both Joe and his father set out in their own ways to find the culprit. Somehow Erdrich manages to tell a serious, sometimes bleak story that includes many moments of bawdy humour.The Coat Route by Meg Lukens NoonanI bought this on a whim (because I liked the cover!) and it has turned out to be my non-fiction find of the year. Everyone I recommend it too seems to enjoy it. Noonan is an American journalist who came upon the website of Australian bespoke tailor John Cutler and could not stop thinking about the $50,000 coat he made for a particular client. In The Coat Route she traces the provenance of each part or the coat: fleece from Peruvian vicua; buttons from the UK;silk from Italy and so-on.
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Police are on a more unusual mission in Broome this week; they're about to break up a relationship between two people.In fact, there's 20 of these break ups on their to do list.Detective Sergeant Trevor Leach says it's a hard part of his job and each one takes a long time."You just can't break it to them and leave... it takes about two hours."Dt Sgt Leach is with the Major Fraud Squad in Perth and the large number of people in Broome, and other towns in the Kimberley, falling victim to complex online relationships has prompted the cops to pay a personal visit to break it up.Since July last year, $76,684 has been transferred to countries in West Africa by 20 Broome residents. A Kimberley man in another town has sent $385,000 to Malaysia. In each case the victims have been groomed to believe they've formed a genuine relationship."It can take three or four months before they're asked for money," the officer told me on Mornings. "It goes into criminal activities."Listen to Dt Sgt Leach describe how he goes about being a relationship buster.Download audio