Story: Māori foods – kai Māori

Charles Royal

In 2012 chef Charles Royal was a leading figure in the movement to reinvent traditional Māori foods for modern and international tastes. This television advertisement from the early 2000s shows him using ingredients from the bush including huhu grubs, horopito leaves, and pikopiko (fern shoots).

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Charles Royal and Jenny Kaka-Scott, 'Māori foods – kai Māori - Modern cuisine', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2023)

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