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Tapas

Does size matter? It does when it comes to , because tapas were originally small snacks orthat Spanish people would eat in bars before dinner or lunch on the weekend. These days, however, it is very popular for the Spanish to consume an entire meal of tapas, which they refer to as . The most common foods that are eaten as tapas are cured meats (like chorizo), olives, cheese, (fried potatoes with a spicy sauce), Spanish omelette, meatballs and calamari. Actually, almost any dish can be served as tapas, and in Spain different foods are favoured in the different regions. In the Basque country for instance, the local tapas are known as pintxos and are served on a slice of bread held there by a toothpick. In the 21st century, the rest of the world has embraced tapas, and you are sure to find a tapas restaurant near you with its own local flavour.

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