Celebrating The Humble And Delicious Fresno Chile Pepper

Jul 16, 2018

It's not as famous - or as spicy - as the jalapeno or the habanero, but the humble Fresno chile is starting to get its due. A new piece in the online food magazine Eater extolls the virtues of this "little pepper that could," by digging into its history and searching out those who love its intriguing, yet approachable flavor. We spoke with journalist Ryan Bradley about his search for the origins of the pepper, which was first hybridized in Clovis in the 1950's, and the foodies from Fresno to LA who seek them out for their unique flavor.