Tapas – the true history of the nibble with a tipple…

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Damn, St Kilda’s pesky Indian myna birds are good shots – they don’t miss a pot of beer from 6 metres up in tree!

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What if I cover my glass with a small plate. That’ll fix them…

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Hey, why don’t I put a small snack on the plate! A nibble with the tipple…

And that, folks, is the true history of Spanish tapas: a snack placed on a small plate, being used to cover a glass to keep away insects – oh, and birds with a good aim. This I was told by locals while touring Andalusia in Spain. It’s so practical, like “killing 2 birds while getting stoned”…

 

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