Category Archive: Sydney Morning Herald

That’s one smart cookie

A biscuit jar is a gift that just keeps on giving, writes Sandra Siagian. When Jillian Collins went searching for the perfect gift for her mother two years ago, she couldn’t find anything… Continue reading

Bumper crowd predicted for first day of cup carnival

ATTENDANCE figures for next week’s Melbourne Cup carnival are tipped to be down, but a 13 per cent rise in numbers is forecast for tomorrow’s Derby Day at Flemington. Analysts at the market… Continue reading

Global competition shows we are all photographers in this technological age

IN THE digital age, a great photograph can be captured on an expensive camera or a cheap mobile phone. Scott Gray, 37, founder and managing director of the World Photography Organisation, says as… Continue reading

Bring on the booza

A sibling team embraces the sweet treats of the souk. As he travelled through the Middle East last year, Jilbert El-Zmetr, 30, spent much of his time eating delicacies such as nougats, pistachio… Continue reading

The pink marketing machine

Julian Lee, Julie Robotham and Sandra SiagianĀ  Today marks the end of a month-long campaign to persuade us to support breast cancer charities by buying pink. But where do our dollars go? You… Continue reading

Tourism operators fear slow Christmas as Qantas disputes cause disruptions

IT HAS been a tough nine months for Adam Karras and Katrina Knowles, owners of the Elandra Resort at Mission Beach in north Queensland. IT HAS been a tough nine months for Adam… Continue reading

Vietnam vets want to be consulted before rapprochement.

COLONEL Don Tait, 71, lost his best friend in the Vietnam War. The night before his mate was due to return home after 12 months service in February 1969, he was shot dead.… Continue reading

The plate outdoors

Tours cover fertile ground as the Crave food festival continues, writes Sandra Siagian. South-west’s best Victor Pisapia’s food philosophy is simple: cook with local produce whenever possible. The chef and founder of VictorsFood,… Continue reading

Rising stars’ dinner date

Youthful energy is on the menu at the annual Young Chefs’ Dinner. Up-and-comers dish it up Diners can sample the culinary works of five rising stars at the 14th annual Young Chefs Dinner… Continue reading