Bakersfield esta en California, es la capital del condado de Kern y tiene una población de más de 300.000 personas. Es un lugar donde los vascos, aquellos vascos que a finales del XIX y principios del siglo XX fueron a pastorear ovejas,  han dejado su huella. A pesar de todos los cambios que ha sufrido esta población, aun encontramos restaurantes de cocina vasca que conservan las antiguas tradiciones. De uno de ellos, el Noriega Hotel, nos hablan en este artículo de LAWEEKLY.

LAWEEKLY -17/2/2011 – USA

Basque in Bakersfield

You don't have to be a shepherd to enjoy a traditional communal Basque shepherd's meal at Bakersfield's Noriega Hotel.PHOTO BY ANNE FISHBEIN

I have been accused of overpraising Bakersfield, and perhaps it is true. Dewar’s, across the street from Bakersfield High School, is still the best old soda fountain in the state, and even if it didn’t make the world’s best nut chews — little Tootsie Rolls of taffy stuffed with crunchy, salty almonds — I would still go there for the thrill of seeing the counterwomen tamping the ice cream into sundae goblets in a way that makes the marshmallow crème spurt out the sides. Luigi’s may not be the oldest surviving Italian restaurant in the western United States, but it feels as if it is, and the platters of pasta and beans, the Saturday-only burgers on toast and the homemade spumoni are straight out of 1906. The Arizona Café features a style of California-Mexican cooking that feels a century old. (sigue)

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