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Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Letter I

If you've been to a real Luau you know about the Imu and one of my characters describes the process in Penniless Hearts. It's usually used to roast a pig but they also use it for fish and vegetables. Typically they use taro leaves to wrap the food before it's put into the imu. Taro leaves are literally called Luau but the word luau has become known as a Hawaiian feast.

Basically, the definition of Imu is an underground pit used for cooking.


  1. Hi human, Eve,

    My human knows of what you so describe. He experienced such cooking at an Hawaiian restaurant in Cancun, Mexico. How strange.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

  2. It makes for good eating, of course!

  3. I saw that on a show last year! Amazing the food cooks so well wrapped in leaves in a pit.

  4. Mmm, makes me hungry just thinking of roasting the meat and veggies in an imu.