Gofio has been a staple food for Canary Island inhabitants for many centuries, even before the Castilian conquest. The raw materials were roasted in clay jars, ground by hand, and mixed with goat’s milk, goat’s cheese, or fat. Even today, many rave about this flour, made mostly from barley, which has an unusual flavour: a slight smoky note, and somewhat nutty. But where can you try it? Two tips from Las Palmas: The restaurant El Equilibrista offers «blueberry ice cream with gofio roll and three Canarian cheeses», the ice cream shop Peña La Vieja has an ice cream made with «Gofio La Piña» (corn meal) – just ask!