And the Tapas was Born

Lee van Rensburg recently shared this interesting story of the Tapas' beginnings.

Tapas (those delightful little sandwiches with different toppings in Spain) are well known and sought after by those visiting the country. An interesting origin of the word - and linked to el Camino! Pilgrims heading for Santiago de Compostela were favored by the King who ordered that no tavern, inn etc. could serve a cup or jar of wine to a pilgrim without including a piece of bread as well - so a piece of bread was put on top of the vessel covering β€œtapar” the wine. Generous tavern owners added a little piece of cheese, bacon, anchovy, sausage etc. . . and so the tapas was born !
— Lee