Story: Māori foods – kai Māori
Click through this series of photographs to see how Whiti Hereaka (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa) makes rewena bread. Instead of using European-style baker's yeast, the bread is leavened using a starter culture, or 'bug'. The bug is made from boiled potato, flour, sugar and water, and works in a similar way to a sourdough starter.
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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photographs by Whiti Hereaka
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