Our friends at Happen Films have made a short documentary with Dr Jessica Hutchings, on Hua Parakore and indigenous food sovereignty.
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.
Damaris Coulter of Coco’s Cantina speaks to Stone Soup about her new platform for independent eateries The Realness, about what it takes to be a good diner and about her experiences at the 2018 MAD Symposium in Copenhagen.
Each year Stone Soup sets up a video booth at the Eat NZ Hui. To keep the conversation rolling by giving a voice to the audience, and to take the pulse of NZ food that year.
Douglas McMaster sets the zero waste standard at his Brighton restaurant Silo. Full article “At the Table with Tom Hishon: A conversation about waste”
Our friend Niva Kay from Pakaraka Permaculture has been learning film-making, and naturally turned her talents to the farm.
Stone Soup Syndicate presents the first in a series of short documentaries on New Zealand knife makers by Jacob Brown of brewery.studio
Back to my Roots.
Stone Soup films and Roots restaurant in Lyttelton made this documentary of the collaboration between Giulio and his Roots family and Andoni Luis Aduriz and his team from Mugaritz in San Sebastian in Spain, to celebrate Roots 5th anniversary. We’ve launched the film on the 20th anniversary of Mugaritz.
Monique Fiso’s Hiakai project is currently taking on the world. We are very proud to have been there to document the beginning, to give people a glimpse into Monique’s graft and determination and to give her the space to tell her story.
Charles Buenconsejo liked interviewing, writing about and photographing the crew at Nanam so much for Stone Soup Volume 4 so much, he decided to turn his interview into a video as a gift to celebrate their new abode.
New Zealand food movement Eat New Zealand held their annual symposium in Wellington on 27th August 2017 in conjunction with Wellington On A Plate. Stone Soup Films set up a video booth to capture the thoughts of those in the audience and on the podium. The conversation continues….
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”
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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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.
Last November, fledgling New Zealand food movement ConversatioNZ held it’s second symposium at Taste of Auckland, with an inspiring array of speakers and panels to discuss the future of New Zealand food, entitled ‘Why Kai; What is unique about New Zealand food, and what is our place in the world?’
Viv from Breakbread recently put a call out on social media for volunteers to help Julie Heffernan break ground on an inspiring new organic garden in West Auckland. With a gift of land she is able to continue the work she did with and for women at Kelmarna Gardens. She explains in her own words below.