One of the many pleasures of Spain's rich tradition are tapas. The origin of tapas is unclear, but legend tell that tapas were first prepared for King Alfonso X of Castile.
Anyway, most people regard Andalusia as the birthplace of tapas.
This region became a habit to serve wine in a glass topped with a slice of bread with ham or cheese or a saucer with another bite.
This tapa meaning cover or lid, ensured that flies or other impurities not found themselves in the wine and not long after the bite itself was called tapa.
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