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Tapas Of Spain In Andulucia – It’s How You Eat, Not What You Eat.

Tapas Of Spain In Andulucia – It’s How You Eat, Not What You Eat. | Tapas en españa | Scoop.it

Tapas seem to cause a lot of confusion with people. One largely held belief is that tapas are
a type of food, when in fact, they are a way of eating food. Tapas can be anything.

Bless your heart, Granada. Not only are you packed to the rim with tapas bars, you also have upheld the seriously amazing tradition of including a free tapa with every glass of vino tinto!

 

Ruta de Tapas in La Herradura, Granada, Almuñecar, Salobreña and Motril: www.spanish-school-herradura.com  

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Origin

Origin of tapas

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The word "tapas" is derived from the Spanish verb tapar, "to cover".

According to The Joy of Cooking, the original tapas were the slices of bread or meat which sherry drinkers in Andalusian taverns used to cover their glasses between sips. This was a practical measure meant to prevent fruit flies from hovering over the sweet sherry (see below for more explanations). The meat used to cover the sherry was normally ham or chorizo, which are both very salty and activate thirst. Because of this, bartenders and restaurant owners began creating a variety of snacks to serve with sherry, thus increasing their alcohol sales.[1] The tapas eventually became as important as the sherry.

Tapas have evolved through Spanish history by incorporating ingredients and influences from many different cultures and countries. Most of the Iberian Peninsula was invaded by the Romans, who introduced the oliveand irrigation methods. The invasion of the North African Moors in the 8th century brought almonds, citrus fruits and fragrant spices. The influence of their 700-year presence remains today, especially in Andalusia. The discovery of the New World brought the introduction of tomatoes, sweet and chili peppers, maize (corn) and potatoes. These were readily accepted and easily grown in Spain's microclimates.

There are many tapas competitions throughout Spain. There is only one National Tapas competition,which is celebrated every year in November. Since 2008, the City of Valladolid and the International School of Culinary Arts[3] have celebrated the International Tapas Competition for Culinary Schools. Various schools from around the world come to Spain annually to compete for the best tapa concept.

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Tapas Recipe - How to Make Authentic Tapas

Do you have a favorite dish or an International restaurant that you regularly go to because they always make things just the way you like? Have you ever wond...
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Tapas of Andalucía

While the actual origins of tapas may be lost to history, many people believe that the tapas custom actually originated in Andalucía. The tradition of tapean...
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Reglas para pedir tapas

¿Cómo podemos pedir tapas?

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Las reglas sociales
Hay algunas reglas sociales de las tapas. Después de la consumación de todas las porciones, hay solamente una porción dejada que se llama la porción de vergüenza. En general, la gente no come esta porción y el trozo final se queda en el plato. La cuenta no es pegada cuando las tapas son servidas. La cuenta es distribuida después del consumo de las tapas y antes de la salida del bar. Esta costumbre demuestra la confianza de la gerente del bar y los clientes. En adición, previene una repetición de las cuentas si hay otras ordenas. Es interesante notar que en el País Vasco, los clientes comen y muestran el número de palillos correspondientes cuando es tiempo pagar. Las personas pagan para el número de palillos o simplemente dicen al camarero el número. No hay control del camarero contar el numero de palillos que demuestra la confianza entre los clientes y el camarero. (Medina 117)
Según A Tapear! hay consejos típicos para ir de tapas. Recomiende que el número ideal de personas para salir a tapear sea de cuatro. Es razonable tener un mínimo de tres o máximo de seis pero no se debe tener más de esto. Como menciona, el tapeo debe hacer de pie. En adición, no se debe consumir más de dos tapas en la misma taberna pero cambiar, pasear, y conocer otros establecimientos. Las personas deben pagar una ronda cada uno. Es importante saber como combinar los platos de tapas. Por ejemplo, A Tapear! sugiere que “un lado de gambitas y sepia y en otro lado caracoles mezclar demasiado.” También no se debe mezclar los alcoholes. Si se empieza con el vino, se debe continuar con esta bebida y el reverse con la cerveza. La conversación no debe ser controversial o desagradable. Finalmente, ir de tapas es una de las mejores cosas y servir el propósito divertir y disfrutar.

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Improvisations on Small Plates - New York Times

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Improvisations on Small Plates
New York Times
So many American restaurants feature tapas these days that traditional Spanish tapas seem new again.
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