World on your plate: Maori
Saturday 3 July, 2010
Visitors to the Kai to Pie exhibition were treated to chef Charles Royal demonstration of Maori cooking followed by food tastings. A moving performance by Te Okahurangi Waaka and Andrew Baker followed the food tastings along with a 20 minute Maori Cultural performance. The kaupapa is 'Matariki', a range of bilingual waiata with explanations where appropriate.
The traditional Maori diet was based on birds and seafood, supplemented by wild herbs and roots. Maori also grew root crops including kumara. The arrival of Europeans saw the introduction of a variety of new foods which were quickly embraced and adapted.
Have you Ever Tried Pikopiko? Visitors discovered ways of using Pikopiko, the edible fern fronds, known as bush asparagus, are pale green with brown speckles. Picked before the leaves unfold, the fronds add a unique 'forest' flavour to dishes.
Check out the Pikopiko pesto recipe on the Kai to Pie blog »
|11:00am - 11:30am
||Charles Royal demonstrates cooking|
|11:20am – Midday
||Food tasting and discussion|
Performance by Te Okahurangi Waaka and Andrew Baker. Te Okahurangi is currently a TV producer of current Maori TV shows like Kupuhuna , Pukoro and Toku Reo. Andrew Baker, her cousin, is the Maori Manager of Air NZ, he is a nephew to the late Sir Howard Morrison, a skilled guitarist and beautiful singer he has a silk voice and good looks and charm to match.
20 minute Maori cultural performance.
|2:3pm – 3:00pm
||2nd cooking demonstration.||
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