Maori recipes

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Fluffy & Moist Banana Cake

Fluffy & Moist Banana Cake

My friend, maori guy, he really loves this so we used to trade fresh sweet corn and this banana cake which is very good deal for me, because to prepare this is pretty easy and I am just a big fan of sweet corn
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Coconut, the tree of life

Coconut, the tree of life

I have eaten this before, it is called heart of palm, and in Argentina I ate it in sandwiches (it is called palmito there), in Asia I ate it in a variety of dishes, and in New Zealand I went on a foraging trip with a Maori forest ranger and ate the heart of a young Nikau palm (but much smaller than this stalk of coconut
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Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry

Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry

It is a root vegetable which, if history is to be believed, originated from central and south America around 5,000 years ago and was brought to New Zealand by early Maori settlers via the Pacific Islands about 1,000 years ago
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Gallivanting at Gisborne's great beaches

Gallivanting at Gisborne's great beaches

Also interesting was that Poverty Bay was so named by Cook after his first landing and communications with the Maoris did not go well resulting in him leaving without being able to trade for any provisions and the name has stuck despite the fertile region being anything but poor
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