Skip to comments.Free samples at the Gilroy Garlic Festival
Posted on 11/28/2011 6:06:04 PM PST by moneyrunner
I’d go for some of that. Wash it down with some brew.
I know I’m in the minority but I loathe garlic and onions and all of their cousins.
Been there - it’s good stuff!
You need to see a doctor about that!
I made some chicken w/ Rice soup tonight and 2 cloves of garlic - I’m sweatin like a marathoner!!
I guess as long as everyone is eating it, no one would notice your garlic breath.
I’m always ready to try new foodies, but..
I’m really balking at this!
Hey Mr. Bender your type of people gathering!
Sorry about that. I love them; there is rarely a dish in our house that does not contain one or more of these ingredients. One of the main ingredients in my turkey croquettes.
Some people do have a genetic predisposition to find certain foods repulsive. It’s typically more along the lines of spinach, broccoli and the like, though.
Me, I think it’s fantastic. I’ve been to Gilroy for this festival. Roasting garlic has a sweet, buttery, slightly spicey smell. Roasted garlic spread on a nice piece of bread is very good by itself. I can’t think of a thing it doesn’t improve outside of dessert, and some even use it there, too. Tried the garlic ice cream, it wasn’t bad but I wouldn’t go out out of my way to buy some, sort of like green tea ice cream in an Asian restaurant.
I’d love to go back, but it’s a bit of a hike for me being on the east coast. When we finally get out of this depression we’re in, I will.
Me and my wife used to go to this Italian restaurant/deli that did this:
They would take cloves of the elephant garlic - then deep fry them (like they were french fries) in oil - just for a minute or two.
Served with buttered lightly toasted French bread, you pealed back the cloves and it spread on the bread just like a peanut butter or something!
With their calzone or antipasto or some prosciutto... YUM!!! Loved that place! Didn’t make enough money though, and finally shut down...
I tried it and it's vanilla ice cream with a hint of garlic. Not bad, but I would not go out of my way to order it. Give me butter pecan.
Used to be able to, at least.
You can put that elephant garlic in the oven. Cut the top off and drizzle with olive oil. It spreads like butter. MMMMM...MMMM
I had a garlic broiled steak there a few years ago. My BO smelled of garlic for days. I love garlic, but not ready for it in my ice cream.
It’s not at all uncommon to see California crapped upon on FR, as if the whole state is guilty of the lunacy in San Francisco and Los Angeles. I love “old” California, where agriculture still thrives, shrinking though it may be. Beautiful place, nice people. Wouldn’t mind living somewhere in the vicinity of the Central Coast.
I still smell it.. the winds are just right it comes up the valley.. beats the old packing plant ;-)
Or you could use a terracotta garlic roaster. It does spread like butter and it turns sort of sweet. Nice flavor.