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Hula Dancing for Fun and Fitness
Hula Dancing for Fun and Fitness
November 30th, 2010 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness
 

Originally created for ceremonies and rituals on the islands, hula dancing has become known as the heart and soul of Hawaii in motion. This traditional dance is beautiful to watch, but it is also fun to try, as many who have been pulled out of the crowd at a luau have found. The hula is […]


Cook Hawaiian Style and Build Your Own Imu
Cook Hawaiian Style and Build Your Own Imu
November 5th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui Food
 

At a luau, the kalua pig is the main event.  “Kalua” refers to the cooking process of using an earthen oven, or “imu”, which is really just a large underground steam cooker.  Traditionally ti and banana leaf-covered breadfruit, sweet potatoes, bananas, taro, and other vegetables accompany the pig. Preparations begin early as cooks dig a […]


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Aloha Sweet Potatoes – A Luau Celebration Staple
November 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui Food
 

Sweet potatoes have been a staple at luau celebrations since the first one was held in the 1800’s.  This starchy vegetable originated in South America and spread through Polynesia, Hawaii and New Zealand via early Polynesians who are thought to have traveled to South America and back.  Archeologists believe it is also possible that South […]


Foods Inspired by The Luau
Foods Inspired by The Luau
November 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui Food
 

The sweet smell of orchid tickles your nose as you feel the rhythm of the drums in your chest.  You bow your head to accept your lei and follow the intense thumping to a large clearing, finding your place among the floor mats and towering constructions of native flowers and ferns.  The savory smell of […]