With Womad scheduled to light up the stage come March, we get acquainted with some of the festivals' visiting and local musicians before the big gig, as they dish on life on the road and the feel-good recipe that reminds them of home.
Wowing crowds up and down the country with their unique mix of blues, dance, soul and stomp, Kiwi duo Hopetuon Brown jump between trumpets, trombones, bass clarinets and saxophones as they parp through a unique repertoire pulled from two critically acclaimed Top 40 albums.
Here, we meet Tim Stuart, to discover the dish that best typifies summer for him:
Tim's Fresh Trout Sandwich
"When I was a kid our family would spend the holidays in Turangi by Lake Taupo where my grandparents lived. My grandfather nearly emptied the lake of trout during those years with his epic fishing mojo.
He would take my family into a willow shrouded beach called stump bay where he would stuff some lemon and seasoning into the cavity of his catch and wrap it thoroughly in newsprint that had been saturated with lake water. This was then tossed onto a small fire of driftwood and cooked for 30 minutes or so.
After peeling away the ash and skin, you’d cram the succulent pink flakes of trout onto well buttered soft white bread."
Womad Festival New Zealand, Friday, March 16 – Sunday, March 18, TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth. For festival and ticketing information, see their website here.