I think we often forget that roast vegetables are more delicious when they've been allowed to cool down, because the flavours become more intense.When they've been marinated in extra virgin olive oil with some herbs, these vibrant flavours will have seeped right into the heart of the flesh, so that a mouthful of carrot will be like none you’ve tasted before.
Because of this, bartenders and restaurant owners created a variety of snacks to serve with sherry, thus increasing their alcohol sales.
The tapas eventually became as important as the sherry.
In Spain, patrons of tapas can order many different tapas and combine them to make a full meal.
In select bars in Spain, tapas have evolved into an entire, sophisticated cuisine.
In parts of Mexico, similar dishes are called botanas.