Story: Māori foods – kai Māori

Sampling huhu grubs

Sampling huhu grubs

This gourmet at the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival is sampling a freshly roasted huhu grub. The grubs are the larvae of huhu beetles and live in dead wood in native forests. They are harvested and cooked for their protein and nutty flavour.

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Charles Royal and Jenny Kaka-Scott, 'Māori foods – kai Māori - Traditional foods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)

Story by Charles Royal and Jenny Kaka-Scott, published 5 Sep 2013