AOKs: Human Sciences, Mathematics, History
One of the most incredible features of Granada is its Tapas culture. A Tapas is a small dish that gives a little taster of whatever specialties the house has to offer. The dish is offered to you, usually on purchase of a drink, whether you ask for it or not. It is free of charge and usually the customer is not asked for their preference of choice, let alone their dietary requirements. They can be as simple of a plate of chips or bread and tomato, but can be as elaborate as you would care to imagine. Often the price of the Tapas, if it were to be ordered from the menu, could be double or triple the price of the drink it came free with! This tradition has nearly died out in the rest of Andalusia, but it is still very much alive in Granada.
First Order Questions:
How do restaurants make this business model of 'free food' work for them?
Is Tapas culture symbiotic, or does it benefit one group more than the other (restaurant or customer)?
When and how did this tradition evolve?
Second order Questions:
Why has this tradition been kept alive in Granada but not in other places?
WOKs: Sense Perception, Reason, Intuition