Story: Ferns and lycophytes

Māori use of fiddleheads

The Māori tradition of eating pikopiko – the fiddleheads or young leaf tips of hen and chickens ferns – has been revived in recent years. In this clip from cooking programme, Taste New Zealand, Charles Royal gathers and prepares pikopiko for a traditional meal.

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Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Ferns in New Zealand culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Patrick Brownsey, published 24 Sep 2007