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Auseuga Lagavale, the matai (head) of his extended family, is cooking his favorite coconut sauce, in preparation for a feast at the Lagavale home in Western Samoa. The recipe: wring out fresh coconut meat with the fibers from the husk, boil juice in a bowl by droping in rocks heated by fire, dribble in sugar, stir constantly until the milky white sauce thickens. Work, Food. {{He is cooking in the family's detached cooking shed behind the main house. The Lagavale family lives in a 720-square-foot tin-roofed open-air house with a detached cookhouse in Poutasi Village, Western Samoa. Material World Project.