The dictionary definition of a tapa describes it as a cover or lid, which gives us a clue as to how this came to mean a small snack. Although there are many stories as to the origin of tapas, they were originally something like a simple slice of ham or cheese placed on top of a glass to accompany a drink. 

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Northern Spain is famous for its small snack, the pintxo. We give you ten of the best in San Sebastián.

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In recent years, Spanish cuisine has received increasing international recognition, and deservedly so. In the south of Spain, and especially in Seville, my home for the last twenty-odd years, that ... Read more