New Zealand Hangi - a unique flavour...got to experience this. There is a real ceremony that goes along with this.

New Zealand Hangi - The traditional Maori food making method. A unique flavor with a real ceremony that goes along with this.very similar to Jamaica!

Step by step on how to lay a Hangi #aTableForTwo

I am neither Kiwi nor Maori, and never lay a hangi in my life. But after attending the Earth Masterclass at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival last weekend, I was so inspired that now suddenly have t…

The Māoris are the indigenous people of New Zealand and have their own distinctive cuisine that you definitely need to sample on your gap year. The hangi or earth oven is the traditional way that Māori cook food for large gatherings. Meat, vegetables and sometimes puddings are slowly steam-cooked for several hours in a covered pit that has previously been lined with stones and had a hot wood fire burn down in it.

The hangi or "earth oven" is the traditional way that Māori cook food for large gatherings.

New Zealand - Thermal cooking with steam

Vintage Postcard Maori Women Cooking Over Thermals NZ Photo

In this sketch by carver and artist Cliff Whiting, birds are being cooked over a fire, and their fat collected in tahā (gourds). Usually a number of spits rested on the horizontal rods and were turned when necessary. The birds were then preserved in their own fat. The containers holding the birds, tahā huahua, were often traded with other tribes.

In this sketch by carver and artist Cliff Whiting, birds are being cooked over a fire, and their fat collected in tahā (gourds). Usually a number of spits rested on the horizontal rods and were turned when necessary. The birds were then preserved in their own fat. The containers holding the birds, tahā huahua, were often traded with other tribes.

Location of New Zealand and the Ross Dependency

Location of New Zealand within the Realm of New Zealand

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