One of my favorite things about wandering around the world is food!
I’ve always have had a fascination with authentic food and the stories the food brings to the table.
One of my favorite is the Hawaiian Lau Lau.
Hawaiians consider Lau Lau their soul food.
Lau Lau translates to Leaf, leaf.
The kalo plant (taro) is important to Hawaiian culture. I’ll write about the story of the Taro in another post it’s one of my favorite stories.
Both the leaves and the root are part of Hawaiian diet, and the plant has been intricately woven into every part of Hawaiian culture.
The taro (luau) leaf is the essential Lau Lau ingredient which is very healthy and full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Inside there is usually pork, pork fat, butterfish and sweet potato. Although I’m not certain if some of these ingredients were modernized.
The Lau Lau wrapper is a ti leaf which is a tough waxy leaf that can with stand high temperatures.
In Hawaiian culture, ti leaves hold ceremonial and medicinal importance as they are regarded as having protective powers and believed to ward off negative energy.
So imagine the all the positive energy in the Lau Lau along with all the nutrition it give you absolutely amazing for the soul.
When I cook the Luau leaves I usually drink the tea or stock from it because it really feels as though I am replenishing my soul. 😊
Another amazing thing I love about the Lau Lau is the making of it. Each family member helps in the preparing assembly and the eating of the Lau Lau, kids even help harvest the Ti leaves.
It’s amazing to see the bond that is created between families and friends while assembling the Lau Lau.
The pictures are from our family aquaponics harvest off the Luau leaf. Absolutely amazing and my kids love it.
I’m getting hungry 😋
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Beautiful. Strong. Capable. Real. The Sgaw Karen people have a beautiful culture. They are very strong people capable of amazing things. The Karen’s traditional clothing is hand woven with patience and quality. You won’t find a more inspiring group. -
We all know the tale of Jolly Old Saint Nick, but in Germany and other European countries, they also tell tales of Santa's wicked counterpart, #Krampus
. While Santa puts out candy in the shoes of good kids and birch twigs in the shoes of the bad, Krampus' particular specialty is punishing naughty children. #christmas #christmasingermany
DID YOU KNOW?! The dome of St. Peter’s is huge - more than 100 feet higher than the US Capitol in Washington, DC, which is 287.5 feet. A space shuttle, with its external rockets and fuel tank, could easily fit within the area of the dome. 🚀🤔💡
GEBUG ENDE /GEBUG SERAYA
Gebug Ende is one of the hereditary traditions conducted by Seraya Village . The village is a village with a farming community. This village is located in Karangasem district, east of Bali or 2 hours 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport. Gebug Ende is usually done every year in September or October.
History of Gebug Ende
Gebug Ende comes from two words. Gebug and Ende. Gebug means hit and Ende means shield. Gebug eventually became a war dance dedicated God Indrain the hope of being rained. It is said that ancient Krama Seraya village is war soldier King of Karangasem assigned to attack or attack a kingdom in West Lombok is the Seleparang Kingdom Because at that time the original Seraya people were immune (strong) so was made a fort by the king of Karangasem so that the Seleparang Kindom was defeated Karangasem Kingdom. Not content to fight against enemy and spirit of knight still blazing then fight with your own friends, attack each other (with and deflect with the tools brought).
Along with the development of the era then created a game dance Gebug Ende which can be played down through generations and witnessed until now. Spears, swords and shields used in ancient times were replaced with rattan and ende equipment. In addition Seraya Village is a dry area and accompanied by a dry season that never ended. The rain awaited by the public well has not shown any signs of going down. The results of the village parade resulted in a ritual begging for rainfall with Gebug Ende. According to the beliefs of this dance community needs a sacred or sacred, especially when the dance / game is one can supplement the opponent’s body by removing blood it will quickly rain.
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German Christmas markets date back to the 14th century and attract nearly 200 million people a year across the country. There are a few different local names for Christmas market, but most often "Christkindlmarkt" or "Weihnachtsmarkt" are used. #christmas #christmasingermany #christmasmarkets
It's the most wonderful time of the year! And this month we're sending our traveling tooth fairy to Germany and will be sharing facts about Germany Christmas markets, and other holiday traditions of neighboring countries! #christmas #christmasingermany #christmasmarkets
Another famous landmark in India is the Arga Fort. Agra Fort was built in the year 1573 under the reign of Akbar – one of the greatest Mughal Emperors. It took more than 4000 workers and eight years of hardship to complete the fort. The fort has been owned by many emperors and rulers in the past, undergoing many changes in its appearance.
Just about time to head onto the next country! That means our traveling tooth fairy will be bringing back more coins from around the world and we can't wait!