Saturday, June 5, 2010

New Zealand: Maori Feast

Traditional Hangi

Here's another gem, on our trip up to Rotorua on the South Island, I managed to coerce my dear old Mum into joining a Maori adventure, complete with a tour of Tamaki Maori Village followed by dinner and a performance in the manner of their culture. But really, it was the Hangi I was after.

A traditional Maori method of cooking, the Hangi is like a barbie, only cooked underground. Yessirree, dig a hole in the ground, fill it with hot coats/rocks, place your foil-wrapped food amongst the heat, cover with more smoldering coals, cover for several hours for the slow heat to work its magic. 

From The Earth To Your Table

Going Going Gone

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