What exactly is tapas, and is it easy to make at home?
A single appetizer or snack is actually called a “tapa”, and both terms refer to what you may have heard called hors d’oeuvres in the US. Essentially, they mean the same thing.
When you make tapas at home, you will not have all your food coming out to your guests at the same time. Even if you have five tapas dishes working, they should be plated and brought out to your guests one at a time. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy tapas with your family and guests, though.
Eating tapas can be compared to human grazing – it’s a casual way to eat a series of appetizers that allows everyone to get some of everything. This allows you to enjoy every dish and fill up gradually, rather than wolfing down food in one plateful.
This cookbook allows you to make tapas in an orderly fashion, so you can enjoy the food as well as preparing it. If you’re planning on feeding a hungrier crew, you can plan an extra round of tapas, to make sure everyone gets their fill.
Allow yourself and your guests time to enjoy each dish you prepare. Try some of these delicious tapas recipes soon!