lovo (lovo)


A pit in the ground in which a fire is lit and then lined with stones. In Fiji these are often rounded boulders. When the stones are hot, food is buried in the pit and left to cook. Dishes cooked this way include palusami, parcels of taro leaves saturated with coconut oil, onions, and sometimes tinned meat, or dalo (the taro plant), or cassava wrapped in banana leaves.