Get cooking during Māori Language Week

13/09/2021 11:01 am

In celebration of Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te reo Māori, take a few moments to learn a few terms to use in the kitchen, in service, when delivering takeaways or when purchasing from one of our stores or showrooms. Below you will find a handful of useful kitchen and cooking terms translated to te reo to get you started.

Maori Language Week Coloured Tiki                    Ako Learn

Kitchen Terms Kupu Kāuta
Fry Paraitia
Cook or Bake Tunua
Rise  Whakapiki
Warm Whakamahana
Have you seasoned it? Kua totehia?
Garnish Kīnaki / Whakarākei
Entree Kumamatanga
Sprinkle Uwhiuwhia
Knead Pokepokea
Cut Tapahia
Grease Hinuhinutia
Decorate Whakaātahuatia
Beat Tāwhiuwhiua
Grate Waruwarutia
It's time to serve Ko te wā tuari
That looks great He āhua reka tēnā
That tastes great He reka tēnā
Wash your hands Horoia ngā ringa / Horoia ō koutou ringa
Reheat cooked food                                   Whakatāmahana

You can also be part of one in a million by joining Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori – a Māori language moment that aims to bring together 1 million New Zealanders "speaking, singing and celebrating te reo at the same time". You can sign up online with your staff, colleagues or for those still locked down at home.

Ngā mihi/Thank you

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