Spain’s World Cup win last weekend meant only one sure thing – it’s tapas time! We aren’t avid followers of the sport, but Paul the psychic octopus picked such a good choice that there was every single reason to celebrate. Spanish food and spanish beer go hand in hand on hot summer weekends, yet I have never attempted any of the recipes in my bargain-rack cookbook. The whole tapas experience, when done properly in Spain, is still something that I wouldn’t mind tasting, especially if it involves seafood. Me gusta el pulpo! Once the ball got rolling in the kitchen, I simply could not stop making more stuff. We ate at least half of everything then followed with grapes and cheap gelato. I wasn’t going to add 18 full-size images on this page, so mouseover thumbnails for titles, or click for full details. ¡Hasta la vista!
Me gusta: empanadillas, cojonudas, spicy corn nuts, boquerones, champinones al ajillo, calamares, banderillas, boquerones en adobo, pinchitos moruños, pulpo a la Gallega, pecorino l’ulivo (couldn’t get Manchego cheese), jamón, patatas bravas, spicy almonds, Estrella Damm spanish beer and Hello Kitty gelato.