Pimientos de Padron

This is a simple and devastatingly effective Spanish tapas.

How to make Spanish Omelette

Spanish omelette is an all-time classic – Penélope Cruz was recently seen making one in the Oscar-nominated film Parallel Mothers. You can buy a slice of tortilla in most bars and takeaway food shops but making your own takes it to the next level.

How to make Rancho Canario

This is a hearty Canarian stew well known to any islander. The main ingredients are pork ribs and chickpeas, with a hefty double whammy of carbs for energy. The main attraction of this local classic is the rich golden colour provided by the spices.

Top 5 Canarian food icons

When people talk about Canarian food and drink, they're not always referring to fresh fish, gofio and local wine. Several Canarian companies produce mass market products that are well-known to everyone on the islands. Here are a few of them...

How to make the Canarian Barraquito

All you need to know about how to make the Canarian Barraquito.

Lanzarote beers guide

There’s much more to Canarian beer than Tropical and Dorada. Small microbreweries have popped up on all the islands, with Lanzarote no exception. Here’s some of Lanzarote’s craft beers.

Lanzarote supermarket oddities

Here are some wild and wonderful products that you won't find back home, but which are available in almost every local supermarket on Lanzarote.

How I learned to love Gofio

Gofio is a toasted, milled meal of maize, wheat, barley or millet that was eaten by the original natives of the island before the conquest of the islands. Editor Shaun Addison describes the meal that converted him to the Canarian staple.

How Lanzarote’s goat’s cheese is made

Goat’s cheese is one of Lanzarote’s finest products. Editor Shaun Addison visited the Queseria El Faro near Teguise to find out more about how it's made.