Tapas: recipes for a gourmet aperitif | Modern Woman
THEhe 16 June is #Tapasday, the Spanish aperitifs that are real mini masterpieces of haute cuisine. Try them to impress your guests
Tapas: what they are and origin
¿Nos vamos de tapas? The 16 June #Tapasday is celebrated in Spain and around the world. Everyone knows the tapas, miniature cuisine delights typical of the Iberian Peninsula. But what is their origin? You may not know that the word “tapa” comes from the verb “tapar” (to cover). It is believed, in fact, that “tapas” originate from the ancient Andalusian custom of covering drinks with a piece of ham, bread or cheese to prevent insects from ending up in glasses. From small and simple snack to real miniature masterpieces (often substitutes for lunch and dinner), the famous Spanish “appetizers” have become a real world icon.
Tapas and pinchos: the differences
Promoted by the Spanish Tourist Board, “World Tapas Day” is also the ideal opportunity to learn the difference between “tapas” And “pinchos“. Typical of the Basque Country and northern Spain, i pinchos they are the elaborate version of “tapas”, traditionally characterized by the presence of a toothpick that “pincha” (pincer) together with the various ingredients. For one day, then, treat yourself to a break from the summer diet and try the “tapas” and “pinchos” protagonists of the menus served in the bars, hotels and restaurants participating in the event.
Tapas: 8 recipes for a gourmet aperitif
And now, try to prepare yourself tapas to amaze friends and create a gourmet aperitif! Here are ours recipes:
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