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Erudite Epicure

Hāngi is a traditional New Zealand Māori method of cooking. Food is cooked by digging a pit and filling it with hot rocks. Vegetables and meat are placed into this pit and the food is cooked. The flavour of the earth is mixed with the food to give it a distinct flavour. This method is still used for special occasions.
Another name for this umu. In this method of cooking, sometimes the stones are passed down for generations.