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Friday, May 29, 2015

Five Ways to Try Gofio on Tenerife

What’s the most authentically Canarian food on Tenerife? It’s not goat, it’s not rabbit, it’s not bananas. It’s toasted flour called gofio; an ingredient that was beefing up the cave-dwelling locals long before the Spanish conquistadors ever set their eyes on these paradisiacal lands.

We’ve written about gofio before but if you want to go local and try some you need to know what to look for. Gofio flavoured dishes can be an acquired taste. I’ve learnt from past experience not to start gofio virgins on the hard stuff, but to ease them in.

Here’s the pathway to gofio fulfilment.

Five Ways to Try Gofio on Tenerife

Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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