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Outstation Hangi

G’Day Mob,

Here we go with the Hangi but firstly a few notes to get you orientated. My Kiwi (Brian) has been putting down hangis ever since I have known him; from the soft red sands of the Great Sandy Desert to the week-long digging through trap-rock on the hills of the Mole River and this is how it goes: once the hole is dug to Brian-approved depth, a large fire is lit, which super heats rocks strewn amongst its flames. As the fire dies down the rocks are placed in the bottom of the hole. Next comes the food in steel baskets placed on top of the rocks. The baskets are covered with wet sheets and hessian, and then the whole lot is covered with dirt and left to steam cook for several hours.

So let’s go, but it is a long story so it might be best to grab a cuppa before you start and then come back and settle in…… Continue reading

And The Winner Is

G’Day Mob,

I fear that last week’s survey  may have been hijacked by Kiwis as the clear answer to the question “What should we do this weekend?” was:

Put Down a Hangi

However I realise that a few of you voted for the hangi because you had no idea what a hangi was. That led me to wonder what other terms, that I throw around here on the Rambles, were leaving readers scratching their heads. So before we launch into the much anticipated (and as promised, very photogenic) hangi story, let’s take a moment to refresh our vocabulary. Continue reading