Wednesday, October 13, 2004

 

Tapas Today - Welcome

Hola a todos (Hello to Everyone),

This blog is dedicated to the informal Spanish dining adventure known as "tapas." Originally in Spain, "tapas" referred to small portions of food included with the price of a glass of sangria, wine or beer.

Nowadays tapas is a fun, interactive eating experience where diners order or prepare at home a wide variety of small tasty Spanish dishes and serve them together. Tapas restaurants are springing up around the United States and the rest of the world. Tapas has even found its way to Las Vegas! at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Some of the more imaginative chefs are coming out of Spain these days. Ferran Adria, the innovative Spanish Chef, is revolutionizing dining with his clever tapas dishes.

But Tapas is more than just the delicious foods from Spain. The style of eating, small portions shared by everyone facillitates dialogue, brings people together. Add a pitcher of Sangria and Tapas is key to a great night out.

In this blog, I want to talk about some of the great food that's coming out of Spain, tapas restaurants in the States and some delicious sites full of recipes. Spanish food products are slowly but surely becoming more available across the United States and I'll try to keep you posted on what's happening on the new product launches etc. One recent move is that the company Campofrio is starting to promote their Jamon Serrano in Chicago www.tastepassion.com. The site has some great Jamon Serrano based recipes with Manchego Cheese, artichokes, dates....I'm getting hungry.

Anyway, that's all for now.

- W

Comments:
I'm a Tapasaholic as well! Me encanta Espana! I was there this summer and can't wait to go back. In the meantime I'm hoping you can post some good places to get recipes. When I was in Seville I had something called Salmorejo (sp?). It was amazing.
 
Cool! We need more stuff about Spanish food! My grandparents are from Spain. Mi abuela is the best cook. Any recommendations for tapas places in Miami?
 
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