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Twelve Great South American Appetizer Recipes

Bocaditos: South American-style Appetizers


In South America, appetizers take two forms: as first courses, or entradas, or as finger foods (bocaditos - "little bites"). Most Latin American parties feature trays of bite-size bocaditos, allowing guests to sample everything without feeling too full. This tradition came to Latin America from Spain (read more about Spanish tapas here). Follow up with a couple of plates of bite-size South American sweets..
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