Uncle Francis Palani Sinenci
Made by Uncle Francis Palani Sinenci, Kuhikuhi Pu’uone, Kumu and Master Builder, UPS, and man who never stops… He named this recipie Laʻau Lima, a nod to the Laulima (joint, collective action) needed to build hale, and also to the 5 laʻau (plant) ingredients he used. He told us: Plants are medicine, so chili pepper water is medicine. That’s laʻau, that’s la’au lima, laulima.
A film on Uncle Francis recently honored by the American Institute of Architects’ Film Challenge: A Blueprint for Better. https://vimeo.com/286460610
“Now that we are coming to relearn the ingenuity of our elders methods of building and the lokahi, or harmony, that these methods have with the land, a lot of people are interested in coming back and learning this to bring this back in to their family traditions…”
Ingredients: nioi, kinika (ginger), paʻakai, winika (veeniga aka vinegar), dakine orena (olena)
Beloved kuaʻāina (fishers, farmers and people of the land throughout the islands) near and dear to Hawaiʻi nei have prepared and generously donated big, beautiful bottles of their special recipe chili pepper waters–for our fundraiser auction and for your table! Your generous winning bid is a donation to KUA and helps make this work possible. Auction ends at midnight on December 26, 2018. See here for a detailed explanation of rules. Our goal is to raise $10,000 with your generous kōkua!