Google Doodle Celebrating Espeto – Today’s Doodle (hand-crafted with clay!) is celebrating espeto season or the flavour of the summer, a popular Spanish dish of skewered sardines that are traditionally roasted over firewood on the beach.
In 2006, On this day, the city of Malaga inaugurated a statue of the Espetero — a person who makes the sardine skewers — to mark the traditional job.
Espeto’s name came from the Spanish word espetar, which means “to skewer.” The snack’s origins can be founded back to the late 19th century in Málaga, Spain. Hungry fishermen skewered fish and dug pieces of wood in the sand next to a fire for a quick meal.