Cookbook giveaway - Morito

MoritoMorito, a tiny restaurant tucked in to a small space in the heart of London's Exmouth Market, has been serving delicious and innovative tapas and mezze for over three years. Sam and Sam Clark's "little gem of a tapas bar" has attracted critical acclaim and long lines of patrons, and now you can enjoy the tapas bar's small plates even if you can't visit the restaurant with Morito, the first cookbook from the restaurant.

We're delighted to offer three copies of this cookbook to contest winners.

Read the EYB story about the cookbook, which has received positive reviews, and a bit about authors Sam and Sam Clark.

For your chance to win a copy, just answer the following question: What is your favorite tapas menu item?

Additional rules are:

  • Please make certain you have signed in to the EYB website (you don't have to be a paid member). This ensures that we have your email address and can get in contact with you.
  • The giveaway will expire in 4 weeks on June 11, 2014.

This contest is now closed. The three lucky winners, selected by random number generator, are matag, mfl, and EGod.

160 Comments

  • wester  on  5/14/2014 at 5:26 AM

    The most lovely thing about tapas is that you don't have to choose a favorite, you can have a bit of everything! Just some chorizo or olives is lovely, but if I really have to choose I'd take little meatballs in sauce.

  • ballen  on  5/14/2014 at 6:34 AM

    Gambas (sautéed prawns)

  • Zosia  on  5/14/2014 at 7:07 AM

    Mussels with saffron.

  • Kerrey  on  5/14/2014 at 7:38 AM

    I have no favorites, I love them all. If something surprises me and is unexpected, that is usually my favorite for the night.

  • kedmiston  on  5/14/2014 at 7:56 AM

    Olives. I love the varieties you get with tapas that you normally can't find in stores. I also really love croquettes and fried zucchini flower.

  • JFM  on  5/14/2014 at 8:04 AM

    Manchego marinated with olive oil and rosemary.

  • MelMM  on  5/14/2014 at 8:41 AM

    Chunks of octopus sautéed in olive oil or grilled.

  • sir_ken_g  on  5/14/2014 at 9:13 AM

    Oxtail or baby spareribs

  • jessekl  on  5/14/2014 at 9:20 AM

    Chickpeas with spinach and saffron

  • Cpeterson729  on  5/14/2014 at 9:31 AM

    Prosciutto!

  • TLC_Tim  on  5/14/2014 at 11:18 AM

    The variety is what makes it fun but the glass of wine or sangria is my favorite part.

  • bth  on  5/14/2014 at 11:37 AM

    Tortilla

  • itseloise  on  5/14/2014 at 12:15 PM

    baby octopus!

  • pers1stence  on  5/14/2014 at 12:21 PM

    sauteed spinach with pine nuts and dried fruit; bacon-wrapped dates; cod fritters

  • jenniesb  on  5/14/2014 at 12:54 PM

    Most tapas places serve a version of fried or sizzling garlic shrimp - that is my favorite dish, mostly for the garlic-spiked oil I like to sop up with crusty bread!

  • Emily Hope  on  5/14/2014 at 1:36 PM

    Piquillo peppers stuffed with just about anything!

  • vinochic  on  5/14/2014 at 1:57 PM

    salt cod croquettes.

  • EGod  on  5/14/2014 at 2:01 PM

    Beetroot Borani - perfect dish!

  • Avocet  on  5/14/2014 at 3:42 PM

    Octopus!

  • lizwinn  on  5/14/2014 at 4:26 PM

    The marinated olives stuffed with tangerine peel.

  • Hilaryvu  on  5/14/2014 at 4:39 PM

    oh, anything really, but I have enjoyed some amazing cauliflower tapas.

  • Trice  on  5/14/2014 at 5:47 PM

    Tortilla

  • decklededges  on  5/14/2014 at 5:52 PM

    A restaurant in my old college town had a sweet pepper and cheese on toast that sounds simple, but was divine.

  • pgarcia  on  5/14/2014 at 7:02 PM

    Anything with cheese!

  • FunkyViriditas  on  5/14/2014 at 7:44 PM

    Tortillas with cheese!

  • kayanelson  on  5/14/2014 at 8:34 PM

    Fava beans cooked with some sausage in a tomato sauce. Don't know what it's official name is.

  • LFallon  on  5/14/2014 at 9:06 PM

    Too hard to choose a favourite-I love the surprise each time there is something I haven't had before..

  • stockholm28  on  5/14/2014 at 9:18 PM

    gambas al ajillo

  • sgump  on  5/14/2014 at 9:26 PM

    Manchego, indeed!

  • Melanie  on  5/14/2014 at 9:28 PM

    Hard to choose! Delicious cheese or olives are always a winner but I also love chickpeas with slow cooked greens.

  • Potterhill  on  5/14/2014 at 9:28 PM

    Tortilla. Sardines. Anything in Barcelona!

  • annieski  on  5/15/2014 at 2:47 AM

    Smoked salmon stuffed olives! Drool.

  • CorvetteGuy  on  5/15/2014 at 3:54 AM

    Octopus sautéed in olive oil

  • mziech  on  5/15/2014 at 5:57 AM

    Raw broad beans with jamón

  • HilaryLittle  on  5/15/2014 at 7:10 AM

    If I have to choose one, Gambas Pil-Pil every time.

  • lsgourmet  on  5/15/2014 at 7:35 AM

    Papa Brava, I love, adore and crave those spicy potatoes!

  • sharifah  on  5/15/2014 at 7:43 AM

    fried padron peppers!

  • dbielick  on  5/15/2014 at 8:26 AM

    Love most all of them - jamón, manchego, chorizo, gambas, olives, etc.

  • Penchantforproduce  on  5/15/2014 at 12:50 PM

    I had beets for the first time at a small tapas bar in Oxford. I had been hesitant to try beets before, having seen them only on salad bars in preserved or pickled form. Its a good thing I had passed on beets before because those beets were phenomenal and instilled in me the view that any ingredient, cooked right, could really sing.

  • rachelnz  on  5/15/2014 at 4:15 PM

    Patatas Bravas and I like to add a bowl of aioli for dipping

  • cynthiaglo  on  5/15/2014 at 4:16 PM

    Octopus and potatoes with olive oil and smoked paprika.

  • merstar  on  5/15/2014 at 4:35 PM

    Garlic shrimp.

  • veronicafrance  on  5/15/2014 at 4:38 PM

    Too much choice! The simplest ones are often the best. It may sound boring, but I love cold tortilla. Or just a plate of really good jamon with some pan con tomate. Or, if at the seaside, tiny clams simply sauteed with garlic.

  • judy_208  on  5/15/2014 at 4:42 PM

    Pimentos padron - healthy and exciting

  • dawnwaldron  on  5/15/2014 at 4:42 PM

    It has to be chicharrones. Delicious and moreish. Or should that be Moroish?!

  • trudys_person  on  5/15/2014 at 4:52 PM

    I love the cheese puffs they make at my local tapas bar ...

  • wanda72  on  5/15/2014 at 5:06 PM

    I love chorizo-stuffed olives or a garlic potato salad.

  • herby  on  5/15/2014 at 5:11 PM

    Tortilla, croquettes and a nice glass of earthy, smoky wine :)

  • Ycool  on  5/15/2014 at 5:26 PM

    There's a recipe for mushrooms cooked in sherry in one of their books. It's impossibly perfect.

  • newratcity  on  5/15/2014 at 5:50 PM

    Anchovies on toast, even better with a radish salad on top.

  • kitblu  on  5/15/2014 at 5:58 PM

    Anything with anchovies and/or mushrooms, washed down with sangria

  • Dcotter  on  5/15/2014 at 6:33 PM

    Anything with salty, briney olives.

  • rstuart  on  5/15/2014 at 7:44 PM

    Patatas Bravas!

  • Julia  on  5/15/2014 at 7:47 PM

    Shrimps with garlic and olive oil!

  • elysek  on  5/15/2014 at 8:18 PM

    I love calamari.

  • sarahlouise  on  5/15/2014 at 8:42 PM

    Way too many delicious items to choose from. But seafood is something I can't go past. Squid, sardines, prawns, fish... So so good!

  • pokarekare  on  5/15/2014 at 8:51 PM

    Anything with prawns!

  • chawkins  on  5/15/2014 at 9:02 PM

    Just like dim sum, the allure is in the variety, so I'll have to say I love them all.

  • jd5761  on  5/16/2014 at 5:07 AM

    calamari for me

  • bfg67  on  5/16/2014 at 5:59 AM

    Padron peppers fried in salt

  • smallan  on  5/16/2014 at 6:06 AM

    Jamon iberico - one of the most delicious things I have ever tasted. And the white anchovies were a revelation.

  • hihelen_westbrook  on  5/16/2014 at 6:12 AM

    Jamon!

  • louie734  on  5/16/2014 at 6:43 AM

    Patatas bravas

  • troothteller  on  5/16/2014 at 7:10 AM

    Tapas are not a regular part of my diet, but I will name Chorizo as a favorite.

  • toddschut  on  5/16/2014 at 7:10 AM

    Jamon or patas bravas or really anything else.

  • lindsayjean  on  5/16/2014 at 8:20 AM

    Fried chickpeas!

  • vnewton  on  5/16/2014 at 8:49 AM

    I've only been to a tapas bar once and the marinated olives were so good, I can't remember what else I ordered.

  • vickster  on  5/16/2014 at 9:06 AM

    Love marinated olives, prosciutto, fried chickpeas, I think I love all of it!

  • eclaire  on  5/16/2014 at 9:16 AM

    Olives and calamari.

  • Cjelineo  on  5/16/2014 at 11:27 AM

    Olives, olives and olives!

  • cjross  on  5/16/2014 at 11:30 AM

    Gambas

  • JessieBsMom  on  5/16/2014 at 2:06 PM

    Gambas

  • westminstr  on  5/16/2014 at 2:48 PM

    Perfectly fried artichokes and a delicious sauce for dipping.

  • kari500  on  5/16/2014 at 3:31 PM

    Hard choice, but I'm going with boquerones.

  • aargle  on  5/16/2014 at 4:07 PM

    Chorizo, tortilla, olives, croquettes - how can I choose? I love them all.

  • abroomhall  on  5/16/2014 at 9:21 PM

    Tough one...but couldn't live without chorizo!

  • boardingace  on  5/17/2014 at 8:07 AM

    I actually really like the veggie ones!

  • nursey  on  5/17/2014 at 9:04 AM

    Pimientos de Padrón Fritos are delicious and who doesn't love Patatas bravas?

  • tcjanes  on  5/17/2014 at 11:54 AM

    Fried calamari.

  • robinorig  on  5/18/2014 at 1:50 AM

    Hard to choose one. I love green olives, and any kind of seafood. Love Padron Peppers and I also love figs wrapped in bacon. Probably wrapped in ham is more traditional, but I've had them wrapped in bacon and drizzled with balsamic vinegar or syrup ...out of this world, I make them myself!

  • Scema  on  5/18/2014 at 2:17 AM

    Croquettes, or tortillas, or gambas!

  • Queezle_Sister  on  5/19/2014 at 1:11 PM

    Shrimp - using the chef's favorite strategy.

  • madelainelc  on  5/19/2014 at 2:40 PM

    Marinated cheese. Particularly fresh mozzarella.

  • ldtrieb  on  5/19/2014 at 8:26 PM

    Tortilla

  • myspottyteapot  on  5/20/2014 at 5:09 AM

    Has to be pan fried haloumi and chorizo, with lemon and parsley!

  • jyms  on  5/20/2014 at 9:15 AM

    Olives! :D

  • Teemo  on  5/20/2014 at 2:23 PM

    Octopus are the best!

  • Kimberly62  on  5/21/2014 at 11:12 AM

    Fresh seafood grilled, cured meats cheeses and olives

  • NikkiPixie  on  5/22/2014 at 6:04 AM

    Definitely patatas bravas!

  • PatriciaScarpin  on  5/22/2014 at 9:50 AM

    Olives.

  • penwithroad  on  5/22/2014 at 3:00 PM

    Patatas a lo pobre. So simple but SO good!

  • diannerh49  on  5/23/2014 at 1:00 AM

    Garlic shrimp

  • DKennedy  on  5/23/2014 at 5:26 PM

    Crispy lentils with balsamic.

  • hilaryjohnson  on  5/23/2014 at 9:20 PM

    Fried anchovies

  • Spambo  on  5/24/2014 at 2:22 AM

    Marinated anchovies

  • meggan  on  5/26/2014 at 6:58 PM

    Boquerones - I am in a love affair with white anchovies right now.

  • crandall57  on  5/27/2014 at 6:03 PM

    Grilled bread spread with soft sheep's milk cheese.

  • Lovestocook  on  5/28/2014 at 4:10 PM

    Patatas Bravas

  • brewops  on  5/28/2014 at 9:46 PM

    Gambas al Ajillo.

  • Ambrosia  on  5/28/2014 at 9:49 PM

    I love the variety of tapas, but if I had to choose one I'd say patatas bravas!

  • Clove  on  5/28/2014 at 9:57 PM

    Padron peppers

  • FJT  on  5/28/2014 at 10:00 PM

    Courgette fritters or anything with chorizo

  • skosko  on  5/28/2014 at 10:01 PM

    Empanadas. Yum.

  • daveprice  on  5/28/2014 at 10:12 PM

    Octopus, potato and guindilla Chorizo and apples cooked in apple cider

  • BethF  on  5/28/2014 at 10:35 PM

    Melbourne's Frank Camorra's Char Grilled Moorish Lamb Skewers. Yummm.

  • Kaddyshack  on  5/28/2014 at 10:36 PM

    I've never actually really had tapas. The places that serve it are generally too expensive for me. But I've heard such good things that I'd love to try my hand at making some dishes!

  • pwsnook  on  5/28/2014 at 11:02 PM

    Whatever satisfies my culinary mood at the time is what I like best. I like tapas menus that are seasonal and offer something new to try.

  • Toppity  on  5/28/2014 at 11:07 PM

    Patates bravas

  • debbzt  on  5/28/2014 at 11:58 PM

    Chili Prawns with Wasabi Salsa

  • sillyvy  on  5/29/2014 at 12:57 AM

    roasted beet with goat cheese

  • black5  on  5/29/2014 at 2:32 AM

    Olives in oil

  • phipp  on  5/29/2014 at 2:53 AM

    got to be patatas bravas,

  • GillB  on  5/29/2014 at 2:57 AM

    Pork Belly

  • Maud  on  5/29/2014 at 4:12 AM

    White anchovies, I cannot go past them!

  • chiquidu  on  5/29/2014 at 5:11 AM

    It would have to be grilled octopus in garlic sauce. Delicious!

  • Nsteinen  on  5/29/2014 at 5:52 AM

    Gambas al ajillo

  • Smuz90  on  5/29/2014 at 6:29 AM

    Fried zucchine

  • Beckiemas  on  5/29/2014 at 6:35 AM

    Simple tapas! I love grilled brussels sprouts... A bit non-conventional, but lovely among the tapas spread

  • kaotway  on  5/29/2014 at 6:38 AM

    Mussels with aioli - amazing!!

  • kree777  on  5/29/2014 at 7:05 AM

    Patatas bravas!

  • rlmiller  on  5/29/2014 at 8:04 AM

    Boquerones!

  • deucemom  on  5/29/2014 at 8:40 AM

    seafood, octopus, mussels, etc.

  • Nancith  on  5/29/2014 at 9:01 AM

    tortilla de patatas

  • sarahcooks  on  5/29/2014 at 9:30 AM

    Anything with roasted vegetables and lots of olive oil

  • infotrop  on  5/29/2014 at 9:51 AM

    As soon as I read the question, I knew my answer was boquerones...and look how many others agree!

  • Kayevee  on  5/29/2014 at 9:53 AM

    tortillitas de camarones - yum!

  • Hurkadli_Kitchen  on  5/29/2014 at 11:56 AM

    I love patatas bravas!

  • ttfoodie  on  5/29/2014 at 12:35 PM

    Iberian ham, or if it has to be a dish - patatas bravas

  • Cschajer  on  5/29/2014 at 12:47 PM

    Stuffed mushrooms!!

  • miggy1  on  5/29/2014 at 1:02 PM

    Here in Vancouver we have many of the Japanese tapas joints (izakaya). Fried prawns with chili mayo is a must eat if it's on the menu.

  • rhelune  on  5/29/2014 at 2:35 PM

    Olives

  • alphaprep  on  5/29/2014 at 3:45 PM

    I love chickpeas and greens in tomato sauce with chorizo. Or tripe in tomato sauce... Or pan tomaquet. Really, I like it all.

  • xntrek  on  5/29/2014 at 6:08 PM

    To state a favourite tapas is akin to stating a favourite child. It cannot be done. You have to enjoy them all, and in company.

  • Mayafairbanks  on  5/29/2014 at 8:10 PM

    Squid, caper berry and tomato from Morito by Samuel Clark and Samantha Clark 0 Categories: Small plates - tapas, meze; Main course; Spanish Ingredients: squid; bay leaves; rosemary; thyme; cherry tomatoes; Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar; dill; caper berries

  • zarprey  on  5/29/2014 at 8:30 PM

    octopus salad

  • TheSpicedLife  on  5/29/2014 at 8:31 PM

    Potato chip wrapped chorizo!

  • TrishaCP  on  5/29/2014 at 9:26 PM

    Another fan of it all! But especially octopus and croquettes.

  • erasmus  on  5/30/2014 at 12:14 AM

    Merguez---lamb sausages.

  • tangaloor  on  5/30/2014 at 2:02 AM

    Pimentos de padron! If I have to choose just one.

  • dishmag  on  5/30/2014 at 8:24 AM

    Gambas al Ajillo My favorite way to eat prawns or shrimps.

  • quarryhome  on  5/30/2014 at 11:14 AM

    Anything octopus followed by lamb sausages.

  • mfl  on  5/30/2014 at 1:55 PM

    Those amazing smoked scallops my boyfriend makes.

  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  5/30/2014 at 2:15 PM

    patatas bravas

  • rebsplain  on  5/30/2014 at 7:42 PM

    Anything with chorizo.

  • canines5  on  5/31/2014 at 10:42 AM

    Trying to line up trip there later this year. This has been toward top of list of restaurants to take in. Chorizo.

  • Phil.Adams  on  5/31/2014 at 11:49 AM

    Jamon with quail's eggs & piquillo peppers

  • mgwalter  on  5/31/2014 at 7:43 PM

    Quality bread with a little olive oil, browned and topped with a simple tomato spread.

  • percussion03  on  5/31/2014 at 11:20 PM

    I've never officially had tapas, though I've even been to Spain. I love the idea, though, and I like so many of the elements: olives, calamari, and Spanish tortilla in particular.

  • napier  on  5/31/2014 at 11:58 PM

    pan con tomate made in the height of summer with blushing ripe tomatoes

  • brownjalla  on  6/1/2014 at 7:19 AM

    the local Spanish restaurant does a beautiful baby button mushroom dish with pancetta, wine, cream.

  • esztlil  on  6/1/2014 at 12:51 PM

    Chorizo and chickpea stew

  • rahiscock  on  6/2/2014 at 6:58 AM

    The reason I love Meze is because I can never have just one! Anything with olives or octopus, and roasted almonds pr chickpeas scores highly, but I can never pass up fried haloumi with fresh herbs and lemon.

  • matag  on  6/5/2014 at 6:19 PM

    Spicy shrimp

  • cookerycoach  on  6/5/2014 at 6:24 PM

    crema catalana

  • cambridgecook  on  6/7/2014 at 12:46 PM

    Sardines

  • EMichels  on  6/8/2014 at 3:23 PM

    Pork Belly

  • LilyMoonCat  on  6/9/2014 at 3:16 AM

    Mussels with saffron.

  • jammydodger  on  6/10/2014 at 4:11 AM

    Very garlicky prawns.

  • DishinAndDishes  on  6/11/2014 at 3:56 PM

    Fried sardines - stuffed or plain!

  • Jane  on  6/15/2014 at 12:39 PM

    This contest is now closed. The three lucky winners, selected by random number generator, are matag, mfl, and EGod.

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