Lanzarote and the Chinijo Islands form a geopark of oceanic volcanic islands with not only an internationally relevant geological heritage, but also of great worth and conservation values, where it is possible to observe the interaction, through more than 15 Ma, between the volcanic, erosive and sedimentary processes, on land and water.
Arrecife's Islote La Fermina was the venue for the last day of Worldcanic 22, a congress making a stand for linking the primary sector to tourism through gastronomy.
Lluís Pujol, manager of Saborea España; Eva María Masías, mayor of Ciudad Real; José Valle, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Lanzarote and La Graciosa, and Juan Carlos Clemente, gastronomy adviser, shared the Worldcanic table to discuss how gastronomy has emerged as an attraction for tourist destinations.
The chef at Pengalaman Rasa (Bali, Indonesia) explains what it is like to live amid 29 volcanoes, and fills the auditorium with colour by cooking up a recipe with a mixture of spices, "essential components of our cooking".
The manager of the Vegacosta Eco-estate (Tinajo), Toño Morales; a farmer ("only part-time"), José Domingo Rodríguez, and a journalist with a farming past, Salvador García-Arbós, describe the benefits of legumes grown in volcanic soil, and call for public appreciation of these foodstuffs.
Scientists and chefs from five continents to converge on Lanzarote at the second Worldcanic congress
Fina Puigdevall to collect the 1st Worldcanic Award for her defence of La Garrotxa's volcanic space as inspiration for her territory cuisine.
The chef of Les Cols** (Olot) will receive the 1st Worldcanic Award for her defence of the volcanic area. The Catalan chef has undertaken to create a dish with ingredients from Lanzarote, which will be added to the menu of the island's tourist centres.
The second edition of the International Congress of Volcanic Cuisines and Ecosystems, organised by Vocento Gastronomía and the Cabildo of Lanzarote, will be held on 19, 20 and 21 October in Lanzarote.