Story: Māori foods – kai Māori

Eating kiore

Kaumātua Hori George Te Pou (Ngāi Tūhoe), retains traditional knowledge of cooking and preserving the kiore, or Polynesian rat. In this 1992 video he shows Brad Haami (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Tūwharetoa, Ngāi Tahu) how the cooked kiore meat is preserved in fat.

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Charles Royal and Jenny Kaka-Scott, 'Māori foods – kai Māori - Traditional growing and gathering', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2024)

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