That's a great question and a great topic. For example indigenous Fijians can handle hotter food than just about any South Pacific Isanders because of the influence of Indian cuisine. YOu'll never find Tahitians or Samoans eating hot chili in the quantities that native Fijians do. I don't know of anyone in particular--no food historians. Maybe head down to the University of the South Pacific and ask around. Maybe Florence Swamy will have some ideas on who to talk to. She's at http://www.fijiaudiovisual.com/
thank you for your quick reply! I'm sorry that I havn't answered back, a bit tricky to find computers sometimes.
We're a group of four girls doing our fieldworks in fiji, with diffrent topics to write about. We havn't decided just yet to wich island we should go (we're right know in suva), but we have heard that vanu levu is a good place if you want to see the real Fiji. is Tavuni better?
thank you again for all your help, I'll see if I can't get i touch of Florence Swamy :)
If you are interested in Fiji Food Culture here you have some info, wish you a good time in Fiji. Go to Vanua Levu and Taveuni you'll love it. Vinaka
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Vinaka javier! One of my classmates found some interesting information on that page too:)