Last weekend Hoax and Margaret had us out to their place for a cook-out. Most of the cooking action actually happened in doors in this part of their house:
The process began with Hoax chopping up the chicken we brought into chunks of meat, skin and tendons (at least he took out most of the bones.)
Then he mixed in the greens…
and ground up the ginger before adding it.
In the meantime Elizabeth helped Margaret peel the potatoes.
Once the main course was mixed, Hoax stuffed it into some recently cut bamboo.
During this time the kids were growing impatient so Lucy had a diwai tomato for a snack and Catula, their two and half year old, started nursing. No biggie.
With the potatoes boiling in the pot, Hoax started to cook the rest of the food inside the bamboo.
When it was all done, the bamboo was emptied and the feast was begun.
This was, without a doubt, the tastiest traditional PNG meal we have had.