Originally the partaking of fermented libations was confined to the priests and chiefs as part of their rituals, a custom that appears to have prevailed in all early civilizations. In later years a fermented sweet potato juice was used by the common folk. Apparently there was not a particular ceremony connected with its use, but the early Hawaiians reserved it for special occasions.
Kohana Au has long been associated with a number of projects throughout Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands. As a Featured Writer for the Kauai Menu Magazine he has extensive first hand experience with the islands. Kohana Au shares his passion and knowledge of the culture, history and legends of these very special societies and people. "As a world traveler, sailor and adventurer I have had the wonderful opportunity to experience and enjoy many places and people. I hope I can share with you, my friends and readers, just some of these adventures and places. " Aloha - Me ke aloha pau ole "with best wishes without end"
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