Story: Māori foods – kai Māori

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Fried bread

Fried bread (paraoa parae) is a delicacy that was once cooked in most Māori households but later became uncommon except on special occasions. As a result, a market developed for a commercially produced version. This caravan, painted in the colours of the tino rangatiratanga (Māori sovereignty) flag, is selling fried bread at the roadside in Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay, in December 2012. 

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Charles Royal and Jenny Kaka-Scott, 'Māori foods – kai Māori - Foods introduced by Europeans', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

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