Saturday, May 29, 2010
Pinchos / Spain, Barcelona
"A pincho (Spanish; literally, thorn or spike) or pintxo (Basque) is the name of certain snacks typically eaten in bars, traditional in northern Spain and especially popular in the Basque country. Originating in the Basque Country, they are usually eaten in bars or taverns as a small snack while hanging out with friends or relatives; thus, they have a strong socializing component, and they are usually regarded as a cornerstone of Basque Culture and Society. They are related to tapas, the main difference being that pinchos are ordered and eaten individually, whilst tapas are usually a small portion of food to be shared. In addition, tapas are served on a small dish, whist pinchos are generally arranged on bread slices (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pincho)."