Let us eat fish Full article “Lost at sea. Volume 8”
Tangaroa whakamau tai – Tangaroa the controller of the tides. Tangaroa ara rau – Tangaroa of many paths. Tangaroa te atua o te moana – Tangaroa...
By Te Miri Rangi
Tangaroa whakamau tai – Tangaroa the controller of the tides.
Tangaroa ara rau – Tangaroa of many paths.
Tangaroa te atua o te moana – Tangaroa the great lord of the sea. Full article “Tangaroa: the great lord of the sea”
It was a chef who rowed me out to the conversation and it was another who pushed me over the side of the boat when I refused to jump. But it was a fisherman who held me under, until the water filled my lungs and the shock of the truth dilated my pupils beyond recognition. Full article “Submerged”
New Zealand has the world’s fourth largest Exclusive Economic Zone and ninth longest coastline. Full article “State of it”
By Thomas Hishon
I first left New Zealand in my early twenties to explore a world with an endless culinary horizon. One of the things that I would continue to seek out in my travels to different towns and cities over many countries and continents would be my growing interest in local fish markets. It was the commonalities of variety, cultural diversity, small scale fishing vessels and just general vitality and freshness that drew me in. Something that I had yet to experience back home. Full article “Catch 22”
Each morning as we scroll through our news feed, we see plastered across it hundreds of articles about our oceans and how endangered they are. Full article “Kolis: Mumbai’s Aboriginal Fishing Community”
Leisha Jones comes face to face with a favourite dish from her childhood
I have been fed spicy food since I was the size of a bird’s eye chilli in the womb. My mother was living in Singapore when she was pregnant with me and throughout my childhood we went there almost once a year for my dad’s work. From a very young age I had my favourite dishes that I would race to eat every time we touched down. At eight years old I would crave to go to Little India and eat curries so hot they would burn the butthole off the burliest men. Full article “Use your head”
By Nick Loosley
The best ideas are always simple, they make sense and when you first hear of them, almost every time they make you wonder why you or somebody else didn’t think of it before. Full article “Kai Ika”
Words & Images by Aaron McLean
Lionel Hotene (Ngāti Awa) emits a deep sadness when he speaks about the food options in his hood, a combination of confusion and anger. Fast food giants selling cheap hollow food on every corner, lamb flaps more affordable than kūmara, and a community who quite simply can’t afford to put real nutritious food on their tables. He’s quick to make the connection with the overflowing diabetes ward just down the road at Middlemore Hospital, and with depression and crime rates. “Our people get so down” he despairs, “there’s prejudice against us and we’re belittled. People think we’re no good; we’re lazy, we’re all on the benefit, we’re all in prison, we’re all fat. I’m over that.” Accompanying Lionel’s frustration is an infectious laugh, a spark in his eye and a readiness to “mahi up” and turn it all on its head. “We’re the total opposite of what you think we are,” he proudly states, and he’s proving it. Full article “Bring the kai back”
A tale of fermented fish brine
By Mika Reilly Full article “Ghost Soup”
By Emma Ogilvie
There’s a lot of musing to be had of sardines grilling over a charcoal barbecue, signalling the start of summer on small wharves, streets and in backyards. Of little anchovies deep-fried with potato crisps, a perfect bar snack alongside a cool glass of white wine on a hot day. Full article “Dreaming of a full Kiwi pantry”
Words & Photography by Aaron McLean
There’s a lot of romance in being a pirate. Captaining a boat, risking your life with adventures on the high seas, long rum-soaked nights telling tall tales, challenging the powers that be… Nate Smith is a self proclaimed pirate — not here to conquer or steal, but through his enterprise, Gravity Fishing, he seeks to be part of the vanguard, modelling a path to artisanal, transparent and sustainable commercial fishing. Full article “New Horizons”
by Brie Sherow
There are certain stereotypes about Maine that you come to expect. Men have beards, wear flannel, and live in cabins in the middle of the woods. Micah Woodcock, owner and primary sea vegetable harvester at Atlantic Holdfast, doesn’t disappoint. Especially with his wry sense of humour. Full article “Seaweed”
By Jane Lyons
There’s another creature in our seas we need to worry about.
Hiding away. But not really. You don’t even have to eat fish to know about it. Nor take a dip.
By Sean Molly
FISH AND CHIPS. MEALS ALL HOURS. WHAT’S BETTER THAN FISH AND CHIPS FOR TEA – NOTHING. ORDERS DELIVERED TO ANY PART OF TOWN. FISH AND CHIPS AND BEER.
Stone Soup recently held fundraising collaboration with Orphans Kitchen and a bunch of our Aotearoa food heros. We’d like to thank them all, and below, share with you a video of the night and a story of the meal — and the best of our local food system — through the producers who donated their bounty towards the night.
Ko au te whenua, ko te whenua ko au – I am the land, and the land is me Full article “Stone Soup Volume 7”
Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua:
I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past. Full article “Return to Parihaka.”
by Te Miri Rangi
When it comes to our kai, or food, we are largely driven towards that which tastes good. Unfortunately, for most, this kai tends not to be too friendly on our hearts or our waistlines. Full article “What is a Māori food system?”
By Dan Kelly
As the global movement for food sovereignty starts to gain momentum on our shores, Dan Kelly takes a moment to talk to Dr. Jessica Hutchings, a Hua Parakore (Māori organics) practitioner and author of ‘Te Mahi Māra Hua Parakore: A Māori Food Sovereignty Handbook’. Full article “Sovereignty, kai, and the land where we grow”
This began as a recipe for onde onde, but ended up as more of a fusion child between onde onde and tang yuan, two of my favourite Asian desserts. Typical. Full article “Onde onde”