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Rock Soup

The tale

Rock Soup is a folk story told by many names. The story is about an inedible object that is offered in the soup; in our story it is a rock.

As the water comes to heat with the rock in it, the neighbours, friends and community come together, each bringing an ingredient to help make the soup.

Individually no one has enough for a meal, but together they create a feast to feed everyone.

Whether you heard it as nail soup, stone soup, or even axe soup, the message is the same:


Through community and working together, individual misery can be turned into a reason to rally together, and well, eat!

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