Hina and Piuela
Tongan Foodie Besties
“Tonga is inside us.”
Hina: I like to enjoy cooking with the available leaves. It’s healthy and available and good for cooking. My grandma is my biggest inspiration. It’s Tongan recipe: she wanted to teach it from my generation to the next generation. Cooking with local product makes me feel very connected to my ancestors. Tonga is inside us, inside our cooking and everything we are going to do in this competition.
Piuela: The meaning of food to me is it brings people together.