OF THE LUAU In old Hawaii a luau meant a lavish food extravaganza
to fete royalty, foreign dignitaries, powerful chieftains, or hundreds
of guests at important weddings, christenings or birthdays.
Luaus often lasted
for days and required an incredible amount of preparation. Guests
sat on mats on the ground, with food pile d high in calabash bowls
in front of them.They ate a bit, danced a bit, drank a little and
sang a lot. A rollicking shared experience... a feast of aloha.
the luau is a major visitor attraction and dozens are held daily throughout
the islands. Needless to say, some preparations have been streamlined,
although the traditional roast pig and other authentic delectables
are still served.
Now with these
dishes on the menu we are ready to set the scene. If you can't get
here, then organize your own group at home. Remember... a Hawaiian
luau is a fun affair... casual, informal, abounding in merriment.
No age barrier here. The crowd is mixed, Island-style. Here, you will
find everything you need to have your own Luau!