Kōrero: Cooking

Hāngī, Northland, 1910s

Hāngī, Northland, 1910s

Traditional Māori cookery centred on the hāngī or umu (earth oven). This hāngī was laid down in Northland some time in the 1910s for a crowd of Māori and Pākehā diners. Wrapped parcels of food and corn-on-the-cob are in the large woven basket to the right and meat is heaped in the middle. The kete (flax baskets) would have been filled with the food and handed out to each person.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-010876-G
Photograph by Northwood Brothers

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Burton, 'Cooking - Cooking technology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/38510/hangi-northland-1910s (accessed 26 June 2021)

He kōrero nā David Burton, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013