Here’s another “find” which turned up among the many boxes of papers and documents my mother saved over the years.
It’s a single page of notes recording information provided by “Mrs. Webb at Bishop Museum in 1924.” The notes were taken by Professor Carey D. Miller, a nutritionist who joined the UH faculty in 1922, and immediately began researching the food and nutrition practices of Hawaii’s people.
“Mrs. Webb” was Elizabeth Lahilahi Webb [1862-1949], a Hawaiian history specialist at Bishop Museum, described as a “confidant” to Queen Lili‘uokalani.
Poi- “principal food”
Fish every day.
Chickens–”not used very often”
Sugar cane–”ate sugar cane all time”
Pig–”once in a while”
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Also see: “More info on Hawaiian foods“