According to the

According to the most accepted theory, the Guanches were a Berber people who traveled to the islands with their herds and crops, barley being the most important. Gofio, flour obtained from the roasted barley was their main food. This product has been maintained in the Canarian cuisine as a key element of it, preparing in many ways, and made from different types of grains, like wheat or millet (maize). Traditionally, gofio is carried in a bag and mixed with water until a dough kneading known as gofio kneading. Aborigines were canaries in meat products therefore important part of their diet, primarily from the herds of goats and sheep and pigs. Also consume milk and butter. Their diet was supplemented with harvested products, such as dates and certain types of figs, and shellfish collected along the coasts of the islands.It is known that the Romans came to the coasts of Canary maintain sporadic contact with the indigenous population, allowing the arrival of products from other areas such as figs and olives. After the Castilian conquest of the fifteenth century, the islands became a compulsory stop for travel to America, provoking a massive influx of traders from both sides of the Atlantic that brought their culinary customs. These include contributions from the cuisines of the Iberian Peninsula and the importance of the islands claimed recipes made from products brought from America, such as potato or corn (called Canary million, influenced by the Portuguese) . The history of the Canaries in modern and contemporary era has been marked by the succession of different crops for export, which has been basing the economy of the islands. All these productions have left their mark on the culinary island.Is the case of cultivation of sugar cane (which is made with rum or recipes as bienmesabe and rapaduras) cultivation of the vine or banana.

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