8 October 2022
Elaine Alison Alup Pokarop
Where do you connect to in PNG?
Lou Island - Manus Province
Mekeo - Central Province
What are you passionate about and how did this come about?
Cooking. I started cooking from a young age and I distinctly remember being around mum and dad in the kitchen who both had their own ways/style of cooking. I love cooking food that reminds me of home and I enjoy throwing things together and exploring how different flavors work. I get a lot of satisfaction from serving up a tasty meal to my family.
Favourite food from ples?
These saksak & coconut balls that my late aunty used to make, tama tama and anything mumu'd or cooked in coconut cream ☺️
Favourite spot to eat in Aotearoa?
The sunrise bakery on Chartwell does a really good Thai vegetable curry pie... For anything fancy SPQR is 👌
Are you reading anything interesting right now?
I haven't read lately - podcasts are my main medium of consuming information. I've just finished the BBC's Can I tell You a Secret about cyber stalker and I'm in the middle of In Trust - about how the Osage Nation were underhandedly forced out of the ownership of their land.
What song were you just listening to?
Therapy by Stonebwoy
Are you bingeing any shows?
Extraordinary Attorney Woo & Hometown. I watched them together.
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