Get a Kick Out of Cans

Spaniards have two other passions besides football and fiestas, and that would be tapas and tinned goods. No nation on earth is as enthusiastic about preserved food, and one bar in Barcelona has raised tapas from a can to a modern art form. At Quimet i Quimet, all of the food is preserved in one way or another, but if you're envisioning Spam, you're in for a surprise. Producers like Ramón Peña and Paco Lafuente put out a high-quality product, canning everything from octopus to tuna belly. Some of their top tins can cost as much as $54 for almost as...

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