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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. He is cooking in the family's detached cooking shed behind the main house. Published in Material World, page 172.

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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. He is cooking in the family's detached cooking shed behind the main house. Published in Material World, page 172.