New Zealand Cuisine
We all have our favorite cuisines, all varying depending on what part of the world you hail from. New Zealanders have their own selection of dining favorites, some stemming from Maori roots, such as sweet potato, and others, like pork, influenced by European settlers. One popular tradition that has stuck around is hangi, a method of cooking that uses heated rocks buried in a pit oven. Additional influence in New Zealand food stems from the British Isles. Fish and chips, custard squares, pavlova, and meat pies are popular in modern New Zealand, all accompanied with a budding wine and beer industry.