Lovo is a traditional Fijian meal cooked in an underground oven, similar to New Zealand’s hangi. The lovo pit is prepared by digging a hole in the ground and heating special stones on the bottom layer. These heated stones will be what helps cook the meal. Meats such as chicken and fish are wrapped in banana leaves as well as various root crops layered above. The hole, filled with food, is then covered with dirt until it is smoking hot, when the cooked food is uncovered and shared. The cooking process can take several hours.