Umukuka | The Cooking Place (Kitchen)

Food is one of our most favourite things about Samoan culture. Join us in the kitchen as we explore some iconic Samoan dishes.

Palolo, a Samoan (worm) delicacy [video]

Palolo, a Samoan (worm) delicacy [video]

Some cultures eat frog legs and snails. Others eat crickets and roaches. Samoans eat worms from the ocean. And they're yum! When I was very young in Hawaii, the stories about palolo were like fairy-tales to me: They only come out once a year, under a waning moon The...

How the German bun got its name

How the German bun got its name

I was hanging out with some new friends today over at the Auckland museum (they were celebrating the end of Samoan Language Week in New Zealand) when someone heated up a plate of mmmmmmm German buns. In case you don't know what they are, German buns are a deep fried,...

Village One Samoana

Were you once a One Samoana ‘Native’? If you were a member of the One Samoana social network (which ran from 2008 – 2012), then a you may recognize some of these Native-written blogs from a heartbeat and a lifetime ago.

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