Tenerife gastronomy: The meats

Tenerife gastronomy: The meats

September 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It is curious to see how an island surrounded by coastline and with a long fishing tradition has such a varied recipe book including so much quality meat. The fact is that this quality comes from the excellent ingredients that are found on the island.

Tenerife gastronomy: Fresh fish

Tenerife gastronomy: Fresh fish

August 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Just like other islands and coastal areas, Tenerife feeds itself from the sea. The waters that lap the coasts of Tenerife have enviable marine life, with a significant variety of species, which is characterized by the Gulf Stream, the great depths around the coasts and the absence of large underwater platforms. A paradise for lovers […]

Tenerife gastronomy: Potatoes

Tenerife gastronomy: Potatoes

August 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The potato is to Canarian cuisine what Mount Teide is to Tenerife: its defining point. On the Island, you can find varieties such as the papa bonita, the papa azucena, the papa cara, papa King Edward (quinegua, in the Canarian dialect), among others. It can be cooked in a variety of ways, and in many […]

Tenerife gastronomy: Fruit and vegetables

Tenerife gastronomy: Fruit and vegetables

July 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The most characteristic fruit of the many that are harvested on Tenerife is, without a doubt, the banana. According to experts, the bananas grown on Tenerife are classified as some of the best in the world and are exported to many countries.

Tenerife gastronomy: Gofio

Tenerife gastronomy: Gofio

July 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Gofio is the food that is arguably the closest to the heart of the Canarian. This toasted and ground cereal is a direct inheritance from the Guanches, the ancient inhabitants of the Island. Although there are currently many varieties, the natives made it with barley and any dried fruits that they found. Making food with […]

Tenerife gastronomy: Honey

Tenerife gastronomy: Honey

June 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The honey of Tenerife conceals the Island’s purest flavours. Many of the honeys that are made here are prepared with endemic flowers and others from the use of a great variety of flowers. This provides a spectrum of choice to appeal to the most discerning palates.

Tenerife gastronomy: The wines

Tenerife gastronomy: The wines

June 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The characteristics of the volcanic soils and special climatic conditions have given rise to a variety of highly-recognised wines, which are difficult to reproduce anywhere else. But, what’s more, this has encouraged a method of cultivation that is generous to the environment, protects the soil and the landscape, uses water frugally and conserves some unique […]

Tenerife gastronomy: The mojos

Tenerife gastronomy: The mojos

February 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The red or green mojo sauces of Tenerife are a delight which you must try. It might be said that they are the kings of Canarian cuisine as they are used in a large range of dishes. Canarian mojo sauces give the final touch to every recipe.

Tenerife gastronomy: Desserts

Tenerife gastronomy: Desserts

January 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

You only have to look at the extensive menu of desserts available on the island to realise that the people of Tenerife have a sweet tooth. The tradition of dessert-making comes from the old sugar-refineries and farms on which sugar cane was grown and processed.

Tenerife gastronomy: The cheeses

Tenerife gastronomy: The cheeses

January 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Canarian has three or four foods which are never missing from his table. One of them is cheese, whether fresh or mature. The quality is such that many cheeses have won prizes in the most prestigious competitions around the world, against varieties from areas with a long cheese-making tradition.

Canarian Cuisine: fresh, original and simple

Canarian Cuisine: fresh, original and simple

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There are few places in the world where can you eat as well and as healthily as on Tenerife. From fresh fish soaked in local wine to a puchero prepared with fresh vegetables, eaten with white cheese and gofio, gastronomy is lovingly cared for on Tenerife.

Eating out in Tenerife

Eating out in Tenerife

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Of all Tenerife attractions, its traditional cooking is one which is still little known to the visitor. There are so many good restaurants with international cuisine in the tourist areas that simple island cooking based on fresh local produce (excellent fish, meat, vegetables and fruit) becomes difficult to find.