Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival


About the medicinal properties of garlic knew a long time ago, this is evidenced by the findings of this spice plants in the caves, which are inhabited by people for more than ten thousand years ago, as well as in the tomb of Tutankhamun.

If garlic was not so useful, it would not have found such wide application in many cuisines. On its medicinal properties and possibilities to cure many ailments, no matter how someone known inhabitants of the small town of Gilroy, where involved in the production of garlic.

The locals are so fond of this product that they decided to conduct an annual festival of garlic, a program which is enough rich and diverse.

Guests of this holiday apart from the opportunity to enjoy tasting dishes with this spicy vegetables, may still attend interesting exhibitions, culinary competitions, where everyone has the opportunity to show off his trademark dish of garlic, and also listen to live music or visit the exhibition of art. Yet the most popular contest is the election of the Queen of garlic festival.

In the city park directly in front of the festival there is a huge amount of hay, which, in combination with large wooden canopies create a relaxed atmosphere that allows people to relax and enjoy a delicious meal. This design locals call "farm style".

For more than thirty years, the festival gathers garlic lovers of spicy vegetable, wishing to taste not only giving away small cucumbers, cooked in garlic sauce, but also many other delicious dishes, among which can be found even garlic ice cream.