Spotted this very cool new - and free - independent magazine, and thought you might like to know about it... Stone Soup is the project of a group of collaborating NZ creatives, all expressing themselves through food. There's chefs, photographers and writers, along with creatives from other spheres (like established musicians, designers and artists, all foodies too) and together, they're capturing New Zealand's amazing food culture in the pages of each issue. Volume One - Summer - is out now, whereever you get decent coffee or books.
Stone Soup's founder, photographer Aaron Maclean explains what they're trying to do:
We'd like to help out with what to cook slowly when you're friends are coming over on the weekend and you want to enjoy the act of cooking with a glass of wine in hand, tunes and aromas filling your house and taunting your neighbours to do the same... But we’d also like to show you how to forage or grow some of what you eat, look at the environmental, societal and ethical aspects of food, about the resurgence of makers and what motivates them to fire ceramics, forge knives, or ferment cabbage. The passion for real ingredients of our most innovative chefs and the farmers who make them possible. The contribution our immigrant communities have made to the diversity of flavours our pallets now get to experience... We hope we can create a space where not only creative talent but readers can direct some of their food obsession.
They're busy at work now on Volume Two (and a Stone Soup website), which will be hot on the table right before winter. In the meantime, you can get with Stone Soup on Instagram.