Ok, so by now you know that I love chorizo and that I put it into 25% of my recipes. It's because it's freaking good. Learn to love chorizo.
When I was in Barcelona, dinner was basically just a schmorgus board of tapas. Isn't having like ten small plates, so much better than just one? Of course, it is. Especially when it comes with bread. Spaniards know how to live.
My mother makes a lot of Israeli/Moroccan appetizer style dishes that are cooking in a sauce or a liquid. Like Moroccan fish cooked in a tomato base sauce with lots of hot peppers and spices. I used to go into the kitchen when she wasn't looking, grab a pita (or two), open the lid of the pan, and dip my pita into the sauce.