Can your family cook?


Next Saturday, November 12th, in the CDTCA (Costa Adeje Centre for Tourism Development) from 10am the first Family Cookery competition will take place, with families (one adult, father, mother or legal guardian, and two children between the ages of 6 and 11) competing against each other.

The event, under the Degusta.Me gastronomy label, will require competing families to prepare one healthy dish using the following ingredients – chicken, garlic, onion, green and red peppers, carrots, green beans, courgette and mushrooms.

According to the councillor responsible for Degusta.Me, Manuel Luis Méndez Martín, “what we are hoping to achieve with this idea is to open up the notion of family cooking. Cooking is a great way of spending time together and can be a really healthy alternative activity”.


Each group will have a work table, a hob, cooking instruments, an oven, etc., as well as a pantry. The order in which the families will prepare their food will be decided by a draw which will be held half an hour before the competition begins. The preparation and cooking time is one and a half hours.

The jury will be made up of three members of ACYRE (the Canarian Association of Chefs and Bakers) and will award points for flavour, creative use of ingredients, presentation, originality, order and cleanliness in the work zone and the active participation of the children. The top three families will receive a diploma as well as a selection of cookery products. Furthermore the top family will win a meal for four in a gourmet restaurant in Adeje.

Further details and the rules of the competition are available in the Adeje webpage,, in the Degusta.Me section. Interested families can register by email to, sending the completed forms, your recipe, and including a photograph of the family group that will be taking part, with names and ages of all participants. You have until November 10th to enter.

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Tasty Weekend Planned

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As Adeje’s gastronomy month continues, this Saturday the public can enjoy a taste of what’s great during a DegustaMe (Try me) event in the Plaza España.

The stars of the month, local cheese, gofio, wine and honey, will be present in the plaza from 6pm, and the councillor for economic development, Ermitas Moreira García, says the activities this weekend are being held in conjunction with Adeje Impulsa, Turismo de Tenerife and Saborea Tenerife. Other local products and producers will also feature in the event as well as local restaurants and bodegas, collectives and groups from the Adeje Together 10/10 campaign that the council is currently running.

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Among the establishments and groups taking part tomorrow are the Tenerife celiac association, the Ghe Pel Ling Canarias Buddhism centre, the Adeje Muslim Community “al-Ihsan”, the Tenerife Sur Hindu Community, the Tenerife Barmen Association a Zumba master class with Patricia Chiquiar, Show Cooking with Chef Pau Bermejo from Baobab Suites and Frack Chefs. There will also be a puppet show, a flash movie, face painting, and lots more for all the family.

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The Walk for Life/Carrera por la vida will also have a stand in the Plaza with information about the upcoming events, merchandising and forms to sign up and take part in some or all of the events planned this year to mark the 10th anniversary of the event that raises awareness and funds for breast cancer.