Aaron's culinary journey started as an 11 year old dishwasher. Tired of institutional life, it was hospitality rather than university that he ran to from school, the arrival of children inspiring a shuffle sideways to start pointing his camera at what he'd previously served.
He dreams eventually of a final evolution, into some land where he can grow the food as well as photograph and write about it. He's contributed to many books and magazines.
Articles by Aaron McLeanGrow Embrace Rampancy – How PermaDynamics changed my life Hua Parakore: A brief history Lost at sea. Volume 8 Bring the kai back New Horizons Changing the narrative of Papua New Guinea Glorious Moments Digital meets local at Hoko Loko Frontiers of flavour The Good Oil Home, land and sea Flat whites and white flats Wake & bake Samoa Umu Saving Seed Shanghai Street ft. @830amshanghai Jerome Cares Make it Funky! The Origin of Guerrilla Gardening Kamp.Studio Organic Women out West The Naturalist Public Share Camper Coffee Lottie Hedley Guerilla Gardening Community Unity Askew One Carne Deshebrada en Salsa Roja Urban Garden Hacks Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
Angela Clifford is one of the driving forces behind Eat New Zealand. She’s committed to bringing together New Zealand food on this national platform. She believes in the power of collaboration and also in the ability of individuals to make an extraordinary difference if they pursue something they love. With a long career in food & wine she lives in North Canterbury with her family on their beloved permaculture small farm called The Food Farm. There they feed themselves and teach others how to grow their own food. She hopes for a resilient food future for her community & country, and to one day be able to grow celeriac successfully.
Articles by Angela CliffordGarden farms or farming gardens Kernel of truth Submerged Return to Parihaka. Changing the narrative of Papua New Guinea Wild Food Love Christchurch Eats – Mumbaiwala Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
Articles by Here's BarneyOld School Papa – keeping it real, fresh and local Changing the narrative of Papua New Guinea Here’s Barney drinks the Cool-Aid at the C&C Chicken Coop Samoa’s finest Here’s Barney Hits LA Here's Barney – Wellington Food Market Guide Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
Charles Buenconsejo is an Auckland photographer and artist hailing from the Philippines. When he is not taking photographs of his experiences adapting to his new home, he spends his time contemplating growth in his new garden and enjoying the fact his YouTube algorithm now directs him away from the dystopia which previously imploded his brain.
Articles by Charles BuenconsejoKapwa Tools for conviviality My pinalanggang ginikanan Changing the narrative of Papua New Guinea Nanam Defamiliarising the Familiar Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
Dan Kelly is a PhD candidate at the University of Auckland working at the intersection of food, activism & community.
Articles by Dan KellyBoy Am I Scared – We Stand Up Apocalypse Diaries: Maine 2016 – on growing and reaping your own How do we preserve what we share? Sovereignty, kai, and the land where we grow Changing the narrative of Papua New Guinea Diwali Adventure Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
As an award winning food stylist and writer, Fiona Smith brings to Stone Soup a compelling mix of passion, food knowledge, creative know-how and a keen, some would say obsessive, eye for detail when it comes to best in class food writing and styling. She's in constant demand to deliver her talents for a wide range of food brands and publishers and is a self-confessed perfectionist when it comes to style and taste.
Fiona is a senior writer for Cuisine magazine as well as Head Judge of the Cuisine Artisan Awards, is an active member of Foodwriters New Zealand and has had 6 cookbooks published
Articles by Fiona SmithChanging the narrative of Papua New Guinea Batter up – Fiona Smith shares her love for okonomiyaki, the Japanese pancake 1 Fish 4 Ways Olive Harvest Don’t throw it away Vada Pao Seaweed Sauce Umami Why I like Apero Scotch Eggs Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
Ginny is a senior food writer for Cuisine magazine, recipe developer and food stylist. Her office appears to have evolved from cookbook repository to become a ferment room for kefir, kimchi and kombucha. In her kitchen there is always hot sauce to be had, a lemon to hand, and gin within reach.
Articles by Ginny GrantChanging the narrative of Papua New Guinea Starter Crumpets Oysters Eden Noodle Paletas Mumbai Chaat Ginny's Jam Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
Is an Auckland-based photographer who favours a documentary style of shooting. He specialises in food, portrait, landscape and lifestyle photography. More than anything it is his love for storytelling that keeps him looking forward to picking up his camera each day.
Articles by Josh GriggsChanging the narrative of Papua New Guinea Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
Kate Richards is an Auckland-based food writer who loves pasta, constantly embarrasses herself, and thinks she's funnier than she actually is. Like most people here, she started her career in hospitality before turning to writing first for Simon Farrell-Green's now sadly-defunct blog Eat Here Now, then Paperboy and Metro Magazines.
Articles by Kate RichardsSOUP POEMS Changing the narrative of Papua New Guinea Ugly delicious. Hot Love Soju Seoul Salad Days Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
Leisha Jones is a writer who cares only to write about food. She finds peace putzing around the kitchen, and believes cooking and sharing a meal is the greatest expression of love.
Articles by Leisha JonesSay it with pasta Use your head Changing the narrative of Papua New Guinea Born to be Wyld Thirsty work Chef’s treat Feeding bellies, not bins Searching for soul Back of the fridge hangover soup Inspiring Creams Ceremony Winner winner kina dinner Petra Shawarma Auckland's Mint Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
Lottie Hedley is a kiwi photographer who cares about community and the origins of food.
Articles by Lottie HedleyChanging the narrative of Papua New Guinea The Farm that Grows Youth The Truth Maine: The Land of Wild... Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
Writes essays and poetry about all sorts of things, like roads and wars and diamonds. For Stone Soup, she writes about food. Turns out she has a lot of opinions about food. Her most recent book Lost and Gone Away is shortlisted in the Non-Fiction section of the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2016.
Articles by Lynn JennerChanging the narrative of Papua New Guinea If it’s not broken we don’t change it Real Apples or Zombie Apples Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
Mark McAllister is an Auckland based Chef originally from Ireland. He loves everything food, drink and travel related, plus the craic to be had while mixing them all together.
Articles by Mark McAllisterWaste not want not Changing the narrative of Papua New Guinea Pomegranate Tequila Sunset Mole De Olla Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
Martyn Pepperell is a freelance music, arts and culture writer, broadcaster and DJ from Wellington. In recent months, his work has been published and presented by Central Pacific Time, Dazed & Confused, NTS, Stone Soup, The Spinoff, and The Wire. This year, he penned the liner notes and assisted with production for the Awesome Tapes From Africa released reissue of 'Our Garden Needs Its Flowers' by Jess Sah Bi & Peter One, and organised New Zealand concerts for Fis & Rob Thorne, Ross From Friends, and Jess Cornelius. In October, he DJed in Tokyo for the first time, went shopping for Korean disco records in a flea market in Seoul, and visited an abandoned fishing village near Hong Kong.
Articles by Martyn PepperellChanging the narrative of Papua New Guinea Blue Nile Saplings Records Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
Formerly of Wellington and before that, Chicago, Mika Reilly now lives in a Tokyo apartment block where even after a year she still can't comfortably navigate her tiny kitchen. (It doesn't matter, there's always a ramen shop nearby.) She once wrote a food blog. Her latest project is an exploration into the multifarious snack food offerings of Japanese convenience stores.
Articles by Mika ReillyGhost Soup Changing the narrative of Papua New Guinea Kumamoto Tokyo – Train Station Food Yokocho Itadakimasu Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
Ruby White is a contemporary artist using food and ceramics to explore ideas around culture, art, and society. Also known as Miss Changy.
Articles by Ruby WhiteChinoiserie Eggs Onde onde Changing the narrative of Papua New Guinea Prof. Sakurai and his Kaiwaka rice Miss Changy's Sarawak Laksa A Noodle Odyssey Kelmarna ft. Orphan's Kitchen Hangi
The Next Meal
The Next Meal: Will Bowman and Jane Lyons are two Gisborne-based hungry humans always thinking and cooking and photographing and writing about the next meal – despite having just eaten.