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The saying about Spanish cuisine (“The south fries, the centre roasts, and the north boils”) is also confirmed on this island, propitiated by its climatic diversity. La Palma, open to emigration and immigration, has been, and continues to be receptive towards the habits and customs brought by colonists and emigrants. Desserts, liqueurs, fruits, dried fruits, meat and fish all found their place, to the delight of both simple and demanding palates alike. To this day, no family table on important days (weddings, christenings, communions, saint days and days of obligation) is complete without these superb creations, presented on a hand-embroidered table cloth.

Traditional cuisine on La Palma has drawn from two of its historical monocultures, sugar cane and wines, its two best trump cards. The first export crop, brought by Flemish, Portuguese, and Andalusian colonists at the beginning of the 16th century, was sugar cane. At about the same time, the first vines were planted on the island, and their fruits, once cane monoculture had started to decline, rapidly made a place for themselves on the noblest European tables. The acclaimed wines from La Palma achieved literary inmortality through the pens of William Shakespeare, Walter Scott, Lord Byron and Robert Louis Stevenson, among others.

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    Rum

    Everything that contains sugar ferments and, of course, sugar-cane as well. In the north east of La Palma, close to where the San Andrés sugar mills once stood, this elementary chemical principle has been preserved intact for, unlike many of its Caribbean relatives, rum from [...]

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    Fruit

    Although a long way behind the king banana, La Palma's larder abounds in tropical and sub-tropical fruits. Creamy avocados, tangy mangoes, succulent papayas, vitamin-rich guavas...Products from the Garden of Eden, almost paradisiacal, which, straight from the tree, are full [...]

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Food

Desserts, liqueurs, fruits, dried fruits, meat and fish all found their place, to the delight of both simple and demanding palates alike. To this day, no family table on important days (weddings, christenings, communions, saint days and days of obligation) is complete without these superb creations, presented on a hand-embroidered table cloth.

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