Life

Lovers of all things digestible: we’re hosting a series of hands-on talks and masterclasses with some of Australia’s best food and beverage makers – and we’re giving tickets away, too!

Take out a subscription to Smith before Christmas – for you or someone you love – and get a digital Christmas stocking. 

For years the world mocked us for our national spread. But now these top chefs are getting all fancy with Vegemite – and you can too.    

Clue: it’s to do with fulfilling a biblical prophecy.

Volume 25 is Coming

Thursday November 23, 2017

Want to get your hands on a copy extra early? Pre-ordering is your friend.

Each year nearly 20,000 people on a small Spanish island share tables, chairs and food for a communal dinner. Bags not doing the dishes.

Boiling 1.5 million kettles at the same time will do that to you.

It’s English like you’ve never heard it before: isolated fishing communities near North Carolina speak a dialect that's hardly changed in 250 years. See if you can understand them in this short film.

Peter Greste wants wars covered from multiple perspectives, not just one. And he's calling bullshit on the anti-terrorism laws that he thinks are silencing people’s voices and denying their humanity. The fight for press freedom is personal to him. 400 days in an Egyptian jail on trumped-up charges will do that to you. 

To help pass the 400 days he spent behind bars, Aussie journalist Peter Greste wrote diary entries on toilet paper, baked sourdough bread from old juice, and made a backgammon set from plastic bottle lids and pumpkin seeds. In a two-part special, the Australian journalist talks to us about how to keep your sanity, creativity and humanity when you find yourself indefinitely locked up.