“Just about anyone who works in a fire house knows how to cook,” Chief Fraze claims. This particular recipe is a favorite of his and he says it is always a hit with his guests. You can spice it up or down depending on what types of chilies you use and how you prepare them. No matter what you do, have the fire extinguisher standing by.
You take old world flavor with the speed of modern convenience and voilà! A colorful salad with a taste rivaled by absolutely none.
“Whenever my family and I can vacation at the beach I always make this dish,” Chief Rector says. It is pretty easy to make and tastes delicious. There’s something about the crispiness of the flauta and the fresh mangos that makes this dish a family favorite.
Lisa Borda, owner of Borda Petite Catering swears by this next recipe. She says it’s a perfect dish for any event. From a classic full-house party to an intimate, easy dinner, this finger food is always a treat to prepare and serve.
“You can never go wrong with barbecue,” says Martin Chavez of Martin’s Meats and Deli Market. He says when clients come in asking for him to cater an event, they always ask for the Deep Pit. After some cajoling, he graciously shared not only his recipe for Deep Pit, but secrets for his salsa and barbecue sauce.
This appetizing dish was created especially for the readers of Bakersfield Magazine by our own local restaurateur Ralph Fruguglietti of Frugatti’s Italian Eatery. We gave him the daunting task of dreaming up a hors d’oeuvre recipe using locally grown ingredients. Ralph took our test and rose to the challenge. Using his signature brick oven he whipped up an old family favorite with a Kern County twist, the Focaccia Raccolta.