Our fourth Volume of Stone Soup sees an evolution. In pursuit of living up to our original intent – to be a truly independent street-level voice looking at our world through the lens of food – we’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign through Wellington startup Press Patron. Our aim is to become a platform that is financially sustained by our reader community. Full article “Volume 4 – Editorial”
As humans we seek sensual stimulation and experience, the new is a delight to unfold, especially when it celebrates and respects the fragile landscape in which we live. -...
Gnocchi is a blank, cushiony canvas for you to paint with whatever flavours and textures your palate pleases. Although in fairness, this gnocchi here isn’t entirely blank. Full article “The Next Meal – ricotta gnocchi with cured egg yolks”
By Lydia Veltman
A dyed-in-the-wool maker and an artsy type by trade, Jess Hemmings has a magpie’s eye for lost things. “It’s so ridiculous,” she says, “but I always come home from places with all this stuff in my pockets.” Full article “Object”
By Nick Loosley
Had enough of traffic? Sick of Ponsonby? Feel terrible about using Uber? Want to have more than two drinks with your dinner? Full article “Get on the train Auckland”
Sick of our current reality? Might be time to throw a 70’s inspired cocktail party, spend an evening in a ‘Boomer’s’ shoes. Full article “Cocktail Party”
“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”
— Mexican Proverb Full article “Saving Seed”
This is my version of a Korean hangover soup. I find myself making it not only for a hangover, but on those frosty nights when there is seemingly no food in the fridge and I’m just too plain lazy to go to the shop. Full article “Back of the fridge hangover soup”
by Nick Loosley
Ben Bostock is curious and infectiously energetic, he can’t sit still and paces as he talks on his phone which rings constantly. He is humble and totally transparent when explaining his work. This is refreshing in an industry that is notorious for keeping secrets, farm gates firmly closed to the media. His knack for keeping things simple and focusing on the crucial elements of his operation have seen Bostock’s Organic Free Range Chicken expand quickly. Ben makes a great farmer. Full article “Organics: Radical? Or just good business?”
Our previous hospitality profile, Yuki from Tanpopo Ramen in Auckland, nominated Naomi Nakama – Ark coffee director, artist and designer – as our next subject.
He said, “She is a passionate artist, and also a passionate cafe owner. I like her hospitality style, she treats the customers with grace, all people have a peaceful and relaxing time.” Full article “Naomi Nakama – Ark coffee”
In our last issue we met Wellington-based food/culture lover and connector Barney Hodges — aka @heresbarney — as he showed us around Wellington’s food markets. Of late, Barney has been handling social media duties at Cuba Street’s popular Emporium Vintage secondhand clothing store. Emporium specialise in vintage US streetwear from the 90s and early 2000s. Earlier this year, he headed to Los Angeles for the first time on a buying trip for the shop. Here he shares his reflections on some of the experiences he had and food he sampled during that stint in and around the City of Angels. Full article “Here’s Barney Hits LA”
Last weekend ‘for the love of bees’, a city bee collaboration / social sculpture in Auckland put into action their mission to turn Auckland into “a biologically robust ecosystem” and the safest city in the world for bees. Full article “for the love of bees – biking bee”
BREAKBREAD @ MY FRIEND’S HOUSE
Stone Soup collaborated with Breakbread to produce this video of their event with Gemmayze St where owner Samir Allen writes a letter to his restaurant to present to his guests before he and his staff sit to share a feast with them.
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At the beginning of September 2016, Biddy made the decision that she would no longer make heat treated cheese. Her advancing years and clapped out shoulders meant lifting heavy pans of milk into bigger pans of boiling water and then out again into iced water to cool it down before she could begin cheesemaking was a chore she could do without. Full article “Biddy Fraser-Davies, my favourite ‘late developing geriatric peasant’.”
Shortly after shooting for this project, Cyclone Winston – the worst in Fijian recorded history – devastated the region, deepening the struggle in an industry already pushed to its very limits of viability.
Thousands of Fijians still remain without homes, surviving in makeshift shacks and tents.
Special thanks to Ranu, kava, and the people of Fiji.
by Ralph Jenner
We were here for a good time, but not a long time. By US standards, Portland is not large, but if you really want to eat the essence of this hipster mecca, you will need at least a week, and a big packet of your favourite indigestion meds.
Full article “48 hours in Stumptown”
On a recent visit to Lima I ate at La Picanteria, a fantastic seafood restaurant in the Surquillo district. The bar counter is covered in fresh fish and you basically buy one the size you need for your group and choose a few different preparations. If you have a really fresh fish to hand, try any or all of these recipes Full article “1 fish 4 ways”
by @thenextmeal – Will Bowman and Jane Lyons
We’ve always had a tangy-tongued approach to food, constantly craving the power of sour that pickles and ferments can bring. It’s only recently on our own bacteria-driven journey that we’ve developed a new appreciation for what can be done with some salt, water, vinegar and a bunch of beautiful produce. Full article “Preserving the proceeds of summer”
These recipes — and the others in Volume 3 — add up to a perfect pot luck party. Ring up your mates, assign them a dish, light a fire and turn up the tunes. Full article “Summer Eats”
Jonny Almario (@jonnyalmario) of K Road’s Madame George fills our glass with summer vibrations.
“living within my means – and trying not to consume too much, that’s where I’m at.”
Full article “Jerome Cares”
The first time I met a member of the Mon community, a persecuted ethnic minority from Hongsawadee (now Burma), was in a classroom for adult refugees. Full article “Bung Ah Thah – BreakBread ft. Stone Soup”