Wonderful, artful snacks on bread – impaled with toothpicks.
Instead of a whole meal, they’ll do in a pinch. But that’s not how they got their name. Pincho means
spike or thorn in Spanish – a fanciful way to refer to the oversized toothpicks that skewer these delicious
snacks. Actually you can make a whole meal of the them – there are meat, fish, veggie and even dessert
pinchos, each about three bites worth. The artful, colorful way they’re often put together is a treat
for the eyes as well. The number of toothpicks you have on your plate at the end indicates how much
you pay – the honor system is alive and well in Barcelona.
Note: food is difficult to photograph, even for an expert. These are just snapshots.
Don’t judge the fine flavor and appeal of pinchos on the basis of these photos. They’re
meant only to give travelers an idea of what pinchos are.