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Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Gofio Mill and the Energy Bar

Gofio is an ingredient every Tinerfeño grows up with, yet many of the millions of visitors who pass through Tenerife are totally unaware of its existence. Every supermarket stocks packs of the stuff, but still it remains invisible.

We first became aware of gofio at our first romería when we found ourselves with lots of little packets of aluminium foil wrapped around a dense brown cake. Later we found out it was gofio amasado.



The Gofio Mill and the Energy Bar

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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