Mexican stone soup a highlight of Devour, Wolfville’s food film fest

By on October 26, 2014


WOLFVILLE, N.S.—A documentary about stone soup, a traditional pre-Hispanic meal prepared in Oaxaca, Mexico, will have its Canadian premiere next month at Devour, Wolfville’s five-day festival of culinary cinema.

New Orleans filmmaker Sarah Borealis travelled to the southern Mexican state to shoot “The Path of Stone Soup,” illustrating how one family uses hot stones to cook soup made with organic herbs and freshwater seafood.

After a successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign, members of the family—Don Cesar Gachupin de Dios and his son Victor—will attend the festival along with Borealis, organizers say. Tastings of the soup will also be available.

Devour’s fourth edition is set for Nov. 12-16. Besides film screenings, there will be chef demonstrations, industry workshops, wine tours, dinners and an opening gala featuring U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.

A trailer of Borealis’s documentary is at