According to one legend, the tapas tradition in Spain began when the King of Castile, Alfonso the Wise, visited a tavern in the town of Ventorillo del Chato in the province of Cádiz, and ordered a glass of sherry. On this particular day there was a gusty wind, so the innkeeper served him his glass of sherry covered by a slice of ham supposedly to prevent the sherry from getting dirty but more likely because he didn’t want to have his head cut off!
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Blog NewsThere are 54 countries in Africa and the blog has had visits from 40 with the latest new addition of Benin, the former French colony in West Africa. I need 14 more - it's a bit like the 'Scramble For Africa'.
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