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No. 4 (Autumn 1953)
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We have received from Mr R. T. Kohere the following recipe for what he describes as “the daintiest or the best Maori dish”:—

Boil ½ doz. chops of fat wild pork;

When pork is about cooked, put in enough potatoes;

When potatoes are nearly cooked, put in puha;

Don't overcook the puha by boiling it too long.

Also, for goodness' sake, don't throw away the soup.

The essence of the pork, potatoes and puha

Is, of course, in the soup, or wai kohua;

Of course, don't forget to put in salt,

And if you like, throw in some pepper.

‘The above is the Maori's champion dish.’