¡Qué buena pinta! (That looks so good!)


My friend is doing a project about cooking in the Canary Islands, so I looked at some recipe books in a store with her. There were dozens of books and hundreds of recipies, and I was surprised to learn how many types of traditional foods one can find here. Throughout history, people have emigrated to the Canaries from all over the world, bringing their culinary traditions and mixing them together to form Canarian food today. 

What food did I try?:

I love trying different types of food in the Canary Islands. Some of my favorites are gofio, papas arrogadas con mojo, and potaje de trigoGofio is a special type of Canarian flour that is served in many different ways. Sometimes it has the texture of mashed potatoes and is served with fish and vegetables. This is called gofio escaldado and is one of my favorite things I have tried here! Other times gofio is mixed into milk and eaten for breakfast— sort of like the Canaries' version of oatmeal. 

Papas arrogadas con mojo are special potatoes from the Canary Islands served with a delicious sauce. The sauce is made with simple ingredients—green peppers, onion, garlic, parsely, and olive oil—but it is so good I definitely want to make it back in the United States.