A Luau

When traveling, I look forward to the experience of local traditions. I'm always fascinated to watch the similarities of different cultures emerge during celebration. An abundance of good food, music and drinks usually move everyone to dance, laugh and live in the moment. The luau I attended in Hawaii was no different until it came to the preparation of a particular dish - the kalua pig. Building an "imu"{find description here} begins early in the morning of the luau and steam-cooks the pig which takes anywhere from 6 to 8 hours. The process is pretty incredible. Take a look.

{the top layer of sand is removed}

{a tarp and several burlap bags are then removed}

{banana and ti leaves make the final covering}

{completely uncovered the kalua pig is carried to be carved and served}

{many more delicious Hawaiian food is included in the luau buffet}