Traditional maori desserts recipes

Hiakai means “hungry”

Hiakai means “hungry”

For those not from around here, hangi is a traditional Māori technique of cooking food underground, using heated rocks and covered baskets
Taste of Auckland turns 9!

Taste of Auckland turns 9!

Gourmet Hangi – With a different chef per session, guest chefs will bring new flavours and their own vision to traditionalMaori Hangi
Taste of Auckland – food, mostly.

Taste of Auckland – food, mostly.

For those unfamiliar with the process, hangi is a traditionalMaori method of cooking underground using heated rocks
Kawakawa meringues and biscuits

Kawakawa meringues and biscuits

If you like to forage in the New Zealand bush you may be familiar with kawakawa, and know that it was used in traditional Māori medicine
Kawakawa meringues and biscotti

Kawakawa meringues and biscotti

If you like to forage in the New Zealand bush you may be familiar with kawakawa, and know that it was used in traditional Māori medicine

Rick Stein’s Food Odyssey in New Zealand

easy, quick, and a fusion between traditional Māori and European ingredients. A New Zealand Bush inspired dessert for Rick SteinOne of the world’s most highly respected chefs, Rick Stein is to visit New Zealand this winter with his first ever theatre show on these shores – Rick Stein’s Food Odyssey – at Auckland’s ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, on 4 and 5 August, and the St James Theatre in Wellington on 7 and 8 August 2010

Food jargon

non-traditional food from lesser-known countries. Kai Maori word for food. Neige A french term for beating egg whites to the stiff peak stage, used for desserts, pastries and pavlova