Imu - Hawaiian Underground Oven



Photos of the imu cooking process:

Photo 8 - The cut banana trunk.
Photo 9 - The banana leaves.


Photos 10 & 11 - The banana trunk is cut into sections.



Photo 12 - A stack of banana stumps.
Photo 13 - The stumps are cut into lengthwise pieces.


Photos 14 & 15 - All of the stumps are split, then stacked into a pile.


Photo 16 - The sliced banana pieces are mashed with a stone.
Photo 17 - The banana leaves that are not usable for wrapping are cut into sections for the hali'i.


Photo 18 - Getting the banana and ti leaves ready for wrapping the meat.





This article was first published in Wilderness Way magazine (Volume 11, Issue 1)
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