Buen Provecho! It’s World Tapas Day, and much like this popular Spanish cuisine, we’ve got a little bit of everything for everyone. So tuck in that napkin and loosen those belts, here’s a smorgasbord of art selects to whet your appetite.
According to The Joy of Cooking, tapas—from the Spanish word tapar, “to cover”—was originally thin slices of bread or meat that travelers used to cover their sherry glasses from fruit flies in pre-19th century Andalusian taverns. However, tapas has evolved over the centuries to become a popular cuisine worldwide. It can be cold, hot, a midday snack, or a full meal.
Whether you crave carbs or crudité, meats or manchego, tapas is the great uniter of eaters. And with over 50 fabulous food-centric editions, we’ve made it easy to add a bit of gastronomic glory to any room of your house. So pull up a chair, stock that pantry, and never ever forget dessert.