Tapas is the legendary bar snack from Spain and in its home country it is a national pastime - a mouthful of magic, prepared with patience and passion.
This book includes authentic recipes which are representative of many regions in Spain. Try meaty snacks like Albóndigas (meat balls in a tomato sauce) and Chorizo al vino (chorizo in red wine) or seaside examples such as Almejas a la marinera (clams in white wine and tomato and saffron sauce) or Mejillones Gayango (fried mussels with ham and béchamel sauce).
Then try Delicias de queso (cheese balls) or Patatas Bravas (potatoes in tomato sauce) or the legendary classics Tortilla Española (Spanish omelette), Champiñones rellenos (mushrooms stuffed with meat), or Gazpacho - simple but refreshing.
Tapas make perfect party food,washed down with a chilled fino sherry, a glass or beer or wine. They're great as snacks to serve with pre-dinner cocktails, or for a light lunch or supper.