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Friday, April 18, 2014

P for Poi

I mention poi a lot in Penniless Hearts. Maybe I feel it's my civic duty as an author to gently warn my readers about it, kind of like a public service announcement or something. 

Anyway Poi is a paste made from pounding taro root and it is definitely an acquired taste. In fact, I've heard of people who use it for other applications, such as a substitute for wallpaper paste. If you ever find yourself at an authentic luau and see a beige vat of something that looks like three day old gruel, take a chance and see if you survive. Can't say I didn't warn you.


  1. I've heard about the taste. Think I'll save it for paste.

  2. Three day old gruel says about everything one needs to know what it'll be like!

  3. wahahahahahah... that said but I love Taro Chips !

    cheers, parsnip

  4. Hi human, Eve,

    Always good to read a pawblic service announcement. Poi and it comes from a taro root. Does the taro root make pawditictions? Sorry, I think I meant Tarot.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the friendly host of the Alphabark Challenge!

    Have a good Easter, my human friend.

  5. I hate to admit it, but I'm one of the few who like poi. It's pretty bland, much like our potatoes if we don't add a lot to them.