Apparently in Spain, if you make an appointment to see someone at 2, they will turn up, without fail, unabashed and unashamed at 2:30, 3, or even 3:30. What will you do if you are the person kept waiting? Find a tasca (tapas bar) around the corner, order a drink and a tapa or two and wait comfortably. Thanks to this Spanish culture, we have beautiful tapas dishes today around the world.
There are a lot of similarities between Spanish tapas and Chinese yumcha. Both have a large selection of dishes in small serves, that can be a snack or a proper meal. Pasta originated in China thousands years ago. Who knows whether there is connection between tapas and yumcha.
Mia bought me a Spanish cookbook for my birthday, The Food of Spain – A Journey for Food Lovers. On a free weekend, we tested some of the recipes in the book and created a tapas feast at home. It was very successful! We couldn’t wait to eat after we finished cooking, so I didn’t play around with the photos too much. Pictures can’t do it justice! BTW, we know bratwurst sausage are German. It just Read more