worldly wednesdays: american samoan cuisine

Ask most Americans about American Samoa and they might tell you that the NFL has over twenty Samoan players.   And, most Americans will say that American Samoa is in the South Pacific.  Sadly, for most Americans that is about all they truly know about one of our own territories. Not many Americans can ever claim to have visited the small archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean that is comprised of five volcanic islands (Tutuila, Ta’u, Ofu, Olosega, Aunu’u, Nu’utele) and two coral atolls (Swain’s and Rose Islands). Tutuila comprises about two thirds of the total area and is home to 95% of the 64 000 islanders, according to the One World Nations website. American Samoa is the center of Polynesia and is located 2,300 miles southwest of Hawaii and 1,600 miles northeast of New Zealand.  The first inhabitants came from the west around 600 BCE.  The Europeans   “discovered”... Read the Rest →