|From its humble beginnings more
than a quarter century ago, the Gilroy Garlic Festival has exploded
an all-out lovefest of 125,000-plus ravenous ravishers of the fragrant
bulb. On the first weekend in July, fun and feasting take over the
community of Gilroy, California, as garlic lovers gather to live,
and, of course, taste their favorite clove in a variety of culinary
The centerpiece of all this aromatic activity is the Great Garlic
a unique venue for amateur cooks and professional chefs from around the
country to compete head-to-head. Now back in print, the second volume
the festival’s recipes brims with prizewinners,
crowd-pleasers, and palate-teasers,
proving the endless possibilities of glorious garlic.
The Garlic Lovers'
by Gilroy Garlic Festival
Celestial Arts, 2005.