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Some of the last land areas on the planet to be settled by humans, the Pacific Islands are comprised of hundreds of islands strewn across thousands of miles of ocean. Courageous island hoppers headed out on open boats, bringing staple foods with them, to settle these remote islands. Island cuisines are often a melding of native, European, Asian, and American traditions. Starchy staples (like taro, yam, and green bananas) comprise the mainstay of most island diets. Fresh fruit is important, too, eaten out of hand or worked into juices. As might be expected, seafood is a major protein for many islanders (often stewed or roasted), although pork is popular, too. Increasingly, Western diets are becoming common on many islands of the Pacific.

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Home Town: Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
Living In: Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga
About me:
I'm twelve my sister and i are going to start a resturant on our parents resort so i'm finding alot of recipes.i love cooking.Especially when people acknowledge my cooking.I also live in Tonga it's beautiful over here.

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Bulgogi (Korean Barbecued Beef)

Reviewed on Oct. 3, 2014 by ga'chong   view full review
I love bulgogi and kalbi, but Korean restaurants are SO expensive! Now I know why -- Korean...


Reviewed on Sep. 11, 2014 by PatAnnichou   view full review
Close to Arabiatta pasta! We use pancetta instead of bacon.

Simple Hamburger Stroganoff

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2014 by Michelle Boman Wood   view full review
I'm an amateur cook. I Forgot the mushroom soup and cut the cream cheese in half. Still...

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