Tapas are an integral part of the Spanish lifestyle. In the sun-drenched streets of Spain, the lively tapas bar hung with smoked Serrano hams provides a focal point for every community. This comprehensive compendium of tapas dishes enables you to bring a taste of Spanish culture into your life with hundreds of recipes to choose from for any occasion. Neither difficult nor time-consuming to make, tapas can be served as a starter, quick snack, side order or as a complete and exotic meal. Choose from scallops with morcilla and sage, boqueronies, patatas bravas, and pannetone with rhubarb, to name but a few. Be it an informal barbecue or sophisticated dinner party you wish to cater for, your only difficulty will be in the choosing.