Today we went to a Mumu. For those of you who haven’t read about this on our site before, that’s when they cook food in a pit–usually a pig is involved. Here is how it went.
Step 1: Kill the pig. (not pictured)
Step 2: Singe the pig’s hair on the fire.
Step 3: Wash and scrape off the singed hair.
Step 4: Put rocks on the fire to heat.
Step 5: Cut up the pig.
Step 6: Prepare the greens picked yesterday from the jungle on top of the mountain.
Step 7: Use some of the greens (that will be eaten later) to soak up the pig blood.
Step 8: Build up the fire and put more rocks on top.
Step 9: Decorate for Christmas. Just kidding, that’s the belly sack full of organs. But the red and green sure is festive!
Step 10: Wrap some meat in a leaf as a gift for the white guys.
Step 11: Pile some greens and veggies on the hot rocks.
Step 12: More greens.
Step 13: Throw on some meat.
Step 14: Add anything else edible.
Step 15: Cover with banana leaves and pour on some water.
Step 16: After an hour or so, uncover and distribute the food.
Step 17: Enjoy.