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Canarian Potatoes: recipe for wrinkly potatoes

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Canarian Potatoes – How to make them?

Culinary skills on the island of Tenerife stand comparison with anywhere in the world.

Thanks to the history of tenerife and the canary islands. An eclectic collection of dishes now claim a place on the menus of Tenerife’s diverse restaurant, because centuries of influences stirred into the mix by the island’s location along the busy trade routes down the coast of Africa.

However, there is one speciality certain to be found in … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, Culture, History

Qfm – Tenerife Radio Station

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Qfm is a webradio, which is broadcasting online since 2005. You find Q Radio at 128 kb and can reproduce it on any kind of media player. At the beginning the Qfm radio station has been situtated in El Medano in the south of the isle of Tenerife. The idea was to promote a local FM with new elements, updates and then public it for a worldwide audience on the world wide web.

Qfm is multilingual and … Read the rest

Posted by Eddy
Categories: Culture, El Médano

”los Guanches“ of Candelaria

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Guanches TenerifeThe Guanches are a stonage culture who lived on the Canary Islands. It is supposed that they were coming from the north of Africa by ship or boats and that they brought all their stock with them, but this theory never has been proofed. The Guanches are probably related to the African Berbers. Some of the words that were passed down through the centuries are related to the Berber language.

The Guanches lived in all over the Canary archipel but … Read the rest

Posted by Eddy
Categories: Candelaria, Culture, History

Traditional festival ”romeria“ in Tegueste

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Tenerife’s art, music or film festivals are famous all around the world.

The unique combination of spectacular landscapes, live music, sunny weather and first of all the great fun is common for this island.

Additionally, a lot of festivals promote folk and rural traditions. For example “romeria“ festival is a well-known-way to honor different patron saints. It is a pilgrimage of folk music and traditional Canarian clothes and what is more, of colorful oxen-drawn carts.

One of the most popular … Read the rest

Posted by Eddy
Categories: About Tenerife, Culture, Festivals, Tegueste

New home for modern art collection

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

A long-closed gallery of modern art has re-opened in the Tenerife resort of Puerto de la Cruz.

The town’s original Museum of Contemporary Art first opened way back in 1953. But it closed within a couple of years and the collection has been gathering dust in storage ever since.

But a new home has been found for the works of art on the top floor of the town’s old customs house, the Casa de la Real Aduana, overlooking the … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, Culture, Puerto de la Cruz
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