About Tenerife

The A to Z of Tenerife, Part 1

April 28, 2020 Jack 0

A couple of years ago A to Zs of travel destinations were all the rage so, even though I liked the idea, we kept away from doing one for Tenerife as, well, everybody seemed to be doing them. […]

Food & Drink

Gastronomic specialities in different parts of Tenerife

May 22, 2019 Jack 0

A while ago we ate in a restaurant which had one of those map place mats. It wasn’t the typical Tenerife map you find in quite a few trad and casual restaurants, it was more interesting in that it highlighted areas by their gastronomic specialities in jaunty, cartoon fashion. […]

Food & Drink

An island tour of flavours of Tenerife

July 17, 2018 Jack 4

There are some general rules when it comes to traditional Tenerife cuisine, like coastal areas are better for fish whereas inland towns and villages are the places to go for grilled meats and hearty stews. But some areas have quite specific foods linked to them. […]

Food & Drink

A taste of Tenerife, the Canarian black pig

May 28, 2018 Jack 0

Although a mainstay of islanders’ diets for centuries, Canarian cochino negro herds diminished over the years until a renaissance in Canarian gastronomy during the last decade brought old traditions and farming methods back into vogue. […]

About Tenerife

Finding Canarian restaurants on Tenerife

March 25, 2018 Jack 0

Researching a piece about La Orotava recently, I saw some remarks online from visitors who had explored the island to some extent which made me ponder about other incorrect perceptions of Tenerife. […]

About Tenerife

The charmless historic town of La Orotava

March 4, 2018 Jack 2

The latest Tenerife location to suffer the Tripadvisor ‘not quite accurate’ treatment is La Orotava in the north of the island. A thread titled ‘Polluted streets & impossible parking’ drew me in because, well, it’s not exactly the way I’d describe La Orotava. […]

Food & Drink

Trying Tenerife’s tasty degustación menus

January 20, 2018 Jack 0

Here’s how the conversation goes in our house when we’re planning a visit to any of our favourite restaurants where the cuisine is more of the imaginative kind. “I’m not having the degustación menu this […]