Katie Button, Curate and Nightbell, Asheville NC
“Banderillas are Spanish cocktail skewers, and the idea is to pair different ingredients into an interesting one-bite combination. They’re made entirely of prepared ingredients so you can just raid your pantry and refrigerator. Most of the time I don't even have to go to the grocery store, except maybe for some high quality anchovies.”
How to make it: Get a cheese, something pickled, olives, canned seafood (like anchovies or boquerones) and a vegetable (like roasted red peppers or marinated artichoke). Take a wooden cocktail skewer and start mixing and matching. Stick to three items per skewer so it fits in your mouth, and put something that won’t slide off at the end, like an olive or chunk of cheese.