La Hui 
O Ko’olauloa


    Kālua is a traditional Hawaiian cooking method that cooks food in a covered pit.

    We prepared that pit, fighting with the mud and rain.

    We collected and stacked wood and rocks and built a large fire.

    Members collected and smashed banana trunks to go over the hot rocks. Banana leaves were cleaned and stacked to be used to cover the food in the imu. The pig was shaved and quartered and when fully cooked, we shredded and packaged nearly 800 pounds of Kālua pig.

    photos by Teresa Buren, Kathleen Kelleher and RH



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