24-2 Summer Issue
This is a fun twist on an old favorite. Easy to make and even easier to eat. Chef Dom Ariza loves creating appetizers and jumped at the chance to create a new recipe for Bakersfield Magazine. “Appetizers are something you can be creative about.” He says, “You can dream it up, and leftovers are a creative way to invent your own appetizers.
25-1 Spring Issue
Entertaining the Bakersfield Way by Miles Johnson
For some, salad is the beginning of the meal but for Gino Valpredo, owner and proprietor of Luigi’s, a fresh salad takes its place right next to the main course. When it comes time to serve up dinner, nothing could be simpler than starting with a fresh green salad that you’ve prepared in advance. In this case, Gino suggests pairing the sweetness of fresh orange segments and the peppery tang of arugula. Very few salads can match the sheer simplicity, yet complex taste, of this Italian-inspired course.
Entertaining Tip: Give your guests the option of creating their own salad by assembling a small buffet of salad greens and ingredients. A perceptive host will quickly know which ingredients to omit the next time guests arrive.