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This is a blog about Canarian cuisine, old and new. For centuries, the Spanish Canary Islands off the western coast of Africa have put a different twist on food from Spain. The seven sub-tropical islands known as “las afortunadas”, the fortunate ones have provided a rich and unique tapestry of food recipes that combine the best of two worlds: Island cooking with elements of Iberian cuisine. Using mostly local and some imported products the Canarian cooks of today have updated the culinary traditions of the islands, such as wrinkled potatoes, and octopus in spicy sauce (mojo pulpo)bringing them into the new modern and very successful stage of Spanish cuisine. Canarian chefs are increasingly gathering high praise and recognition for their cooking, all around the world, but a lot of this has not been widely documented. That is the purpose of this blog. To once again bring the eyes of the world to this wonderful islands, all seven of them, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma. They all have their own unique and authentic recipes and offer breathtaking surroundings to enjoy them. After all, this was a well known secret since five centuries ago, when Christopher Columbus used to stop by on his way to the Americas to supply his ships with the magnificent malvasia wines and other delicacies produced in the islands. The reputation of the malvasia wines is even mentioned throughout the literature of the times in Europe, including plays by the legendary William Shakespeare. So in this blog, you will be able to find old and new recipes, locations for unique restaurants and interviews with cooks, chefs and wine experts of the Canary Islands. Bon appétit.