Kawakawa, Ginger, Lemon | Maori inspired popsicles. Pre-dessert course for the Hiakai pop up at Hillside Kitchen & Cellar in Wellington. Photo courtesy of: hiakai.co.nz This wonderful innovative chef is taking Maori kai to a new level indeed. Monique Fiso is inspiring a new generation of Maori to bring a modern twist into their kitchens with her very unique take on traditional dishes even incorporating Rongoa into creations. Just Devine #moniquefiso #inspiration #kai #thebohemianstylist
How traditional Maori herbs are still relevant today
The unique therapeutic properties of New Zealand’s native herbs were recognised and developed by Maori as part of a complex system of traditional medicine and healing. The healing potential of these plants and this knowledge is as relevant today as it ever was. As awareness grows of the limitations of pharmaceutical medicines, attention is increasingly turning back to our herbal allies in the plant world.
A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand ~ Paperback / softback ~ Andrew Crowe
A practical field guide to New Zealand's native edible plants. Over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds are described in detail in this useful and attractive book, with information on which part is edible and when, how plants have been utilised, particularly by Maori, their nutritional value, and where they can be found. In a separate section, Andrew Crowe also describes important poisonous plants that are native to New Zealand or are likely to be confused with…