Antojitos

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Amor y Tacos

Amor y Tacos

By Deborah Schneider

Published 2010

Tierra que fueres, haz lo que vieres.

Wherever you go, behave as they do.

Antojitos are Mexico’s small-plate offerings, falling in size somewhere between a meal and a snack—similar to tapas or mezes. The antojito is an impulsive indulgence, the kind of savory goodie you just can’t pass up. Not something you need, but certainly something you really want, to accompany drinks and conversation with friends, or to deliciously fill the gaps between lunch, the evening meal, and a late (in Mexico, often very late) bedtime. Antojitos should be fun—light and frivolous, even amusing. The best of them pack a world of flavor into just a few bites. And they make terrific party food.

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