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Free samples at the Gilroy Garlic Festival
The Virginian ^ | 11/28/2011 | Moneyrunner

Posted on 11/28/2011 6:06:04 PM PST by moneyrunner



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Travel
KEYWORDS: garlic
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1 posted on 11/28/2011 6:06:10 PM PST by moneyrunner
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To: moneyrunner

I’d go for some of that. Wash it down with some brew.


2 posted on 11/28/2011 6:10:09 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: moneyrunner

I know I’m in the minority but I loathe garlic and onions and all of their cousins.


3 posted on 11/28/2011 6:10:20 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: moneyrunner

Been there - it’s good stuff!


4 posted on 11/28/2011 6:11:55 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Impy

You need to see a doctor about that!


5 posted on 11/28/2011 6:12:26 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

I made some chicken w/ Rice soup tonight and 2 cloves of garlic - I’m sweatin like a marathoner!!


6 posted on 11/28/2011 6:13:05 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: moneyrunner

I guess as long as everyone is eating it, no one would notice your garlic breath.


7 posted on 11/28/2011 6:16:47 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Baynative
I worked it a few years ago as the guest of a winery. Fun day.
8 posted on 11/28/2011 6:17:00 PM PST by moneyrunner (I have not flattered its rank breath, nor bowed to its idolatries a patient knee.)
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To: moneyrunner; mylife

I’m always ready to try new foodies, but..
I’m really balking at this!


9 posted on 11/28/2011 6:18:52 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: moneyrunner; tubebender

Hey Mr. Bender your type of people gathering!


10 posted on 11/28/2011 6:19:15 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Impy
I know I’m in the minority but I loathe garlic and onions and all of their cousins.

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.

11 posted on 11/28/2011 6:21:31 PM PST by moneyrunner (I have not flattered its rank breath, nor bowed to its idolatries a patient knee.)
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To: Impy

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.


12 posted on 11/28/2011 6:22:22 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: smokingfrog

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...


13 posted on 11/28/2011 6:22:44 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
I’m always ready to try new foodies, but.. I’m really balking at this!

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.

14 posted on 11/28/2011 6:24:27 PM PST by moneyrunner (I have not flattered its rank breath, nor bowed to its idolatries a patient knee.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Some summer mornings you can smell the garlic 15 miles up the road in San Jose.

Used to be able to, at least.

15 posted on 11/28/2011 6:25:34 PM PST by skeeter
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To: djf

You can put that elephant garlic in the oven. Cut the top off and drizzle with olive oil. It spreads like butter. MMMMM...MMMM


16 posted on 11/28/2011 6:29:55 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: moneyrunner

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.


17 posted on 11/28/2011 6:30:36 PM PST by umgud
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To: skeeter

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.


18 posted on 11/28/2011 6:32:08 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: skeeter

I still smell it.. the winds are just right it comes up the valley.. beats the old packing plant ;-)


19 posted on 11/28/2011 6:32:37 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: deweyfrank

Or you could use a terracotta garlic roaster. It does spread like butter and it turns sort of sweet. Nice flavor.


20 posted on 11/28/2011 6:34:20 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Impy

I know I’m in the minority but I loathe garlic and onions and all of their cousins.

Well, just don’t come crying to us when the vampires get you!


21 posted on 11/28/2011 6:37:51 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Yark!!!!!
22 posted on 11/28/2011 6:39:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RegulatorCountry
I'm a pollack. But, was married to an Italian. To this day, I don't cook anything without olive oil and garlic. Maybe that's why I never remarried. LOL
23 posted on 11/28/2011 6:44:15 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: moneyrunner

Did you have some garlic wine, too? I wasn’t as fond of that as the ice cream.


24 posted on 11/28/2011 6:47:55 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Impy
I know I’m in the minority but I loathe garlic and onions and all of their cousins.

"Really? Tell me more!"


25 posted on 11/28/2011 6:49:08 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: deweyfrank
Not a mediterranean anywhere to be found in my family tree, I developed a love for it in adulthood. Closest we ever came to it was wild mountain ramps. Now that's an acquired taste. Knock your socks off if you've never eaten them before, lol.
26 posted on 11/28/2011 6:51:41 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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27 posted on 11/28/2011 7:00:04 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: RegulatorCountry

LOL. What the heck is a “wild mountain ramp”?


28 posted on 11/28/2011 7:00:39 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: deweyfrank

A wild leek that grows above 4000 feet in the southern Appalachians, the first edible green of spring. Very pungent, they’ll clean your clock. Numerous festivals have sprung up around them, in Unicoi County, TN, Haywood County, NC and several other locales.


29 posted on 11/28/2011 7:03:17 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Baynative

I know that the Frugal Gourmet suggested that you open a bottle of red wine, put 12 cloves of garlic in it, then recork it. Wait a month before using it as a cooking wine for roasts, spaghetti sauce, gravy, etc. Yum.


30 posted on 11/28/2011 7:07:18 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Wow! never heard of it. I gotta check it out. Is it like a bitter green? Clean your clok?


31 posted on 11/28/2011 7:07:57 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: RegulatorCountry
A wild leek that grows above 4000 feet in the southern Appalachians, the first edible green of spring. Very pungent, they’ll clean your clock. Numerous festivals have sprung up around them, in Unicoi County, TN, Haywood County, NC and several other locales.

That would be ramps, right?

32 posted on 11/28/2011 7:09:59 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: deweyfrank

More like a turbocharged onion, lol.


33 posted on 11/28/2011 7:14:29 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Lizavetta

Yep.


34 posted on 11/28/2011 7:15:13 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Impy

Too bad. We planted four varieties of soft and hard neck garlic this year - maybe 300-350 plants. Some will be given away, but most will feed the troops.

Do yourself a favor and find a select roasting variety (Inchelium Red) and roast it until golden brown with olive oil and cracked black pepper. Squeeze the garlic paste from the skin and blend into softened sweet cream butter. Let it rest for a day in the fridge. Pick some sweet corn straight from the stalk and husk it walking back to the house. When you step in the door, toss it into the boiling pot. Boil three minutes, shut off the heat and let cook for three more minutes. Take out, drain and dredge in the garlic butter.

Betcha you change your mind . . .

P.S. I did this most of the summer.


35 posted on 11/28/2011 7:17:06 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Expiate your inner liberal racist guilt, but use your brain: Vote CAIN in 2012!)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Thanks! Can't Wait til spring. I will try that.
36 posted on 11/28/2011 7:22:22 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: djf

Bet the mosquiotos haven’t been bothering you!


37 posted on 11/28/2011 7:22:42 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: Impy

You and my husband, though the veggie he despises most - peppers! Sweet, hot, doesn’t matter, he hates all of them. but he loves Brussels sprouts - go figue.

Our son, on the other hand, can’t eat most foods unless they are covered in Cayenne pepper sauce.

The boy takes after his mamma


38 posted on 11/28/2011 7:26:45 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: moneyrunner

Nothing beats Japanese ice creams. Don’t mean to offend, but what is wrong with them??? Yes, the have garlic.

List below is from http://www.lists-galore.com/2008/08/20-most-outrageous-flavors-of-japanese.html

Yo, give me one scoop of pit viper and one scoop of viagra.

Ice cream that makes us all scream!

1. Beef tongue

2. Cactus

3. Charcoal

4. Cheese

5. Chicken wing

6. Chili pepper

7. Garlic

8. Goat

9. Octopus

10. Oyster

11. Pearl

12. Pit viper

13. Raw horseflesh

14. Salt

15. Shark fin noodle

16. Soy sauce

17. Squid

18. Tomato

19. Viagra

20. Wasabi


39 posted on 11/28/2011 7:32:11 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: skeeter
"Used to be able to, at least. "

Still can, but it's an odd wind that takes it your way.

I've smelled it in Los Banos many times.

40 posted on 11/28/2011 7:32:17 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I spent one year in CA (1987-88) near LA. On the way home we drove north through SF and then cut back east. To this day I am jealous of people who get to live there if for no other reason than the natural resources and beauty; not to mention so many truly fine people.

Came across this Gilroy Garlic Festval a couple years ago when reading up on garlic and onions (I attempt simple home cooking now and then, with french fries being my favorite). Emailed them to see if they’d bring our little blues band out there for a gig. Never heard back. Reckon they get a ton of requests like that. The distance is certainly prohibitive when we can’t even drill for our own, IYKWIM.


41 posted on 11/28/2011 7:32:43 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: deweyfrank

Treat it like wasabi if you’ve had that before, don’t exhale through your nose while you’re eating fresh ones, seriously. Some of the better restaurants in the vicinity have come up with a few nice dishes using cooked fresh ramps that aren’t quite the gustatorial blast that raw ones are; that might be the best introduction. Or, conversely, you can just go for it. Be prepared, lol.


42 posted on 11/28/2011 7:34:15 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: moneyrunner

I am a long-time Gilroy resident (not any more). I have volunteered/worked at the Garlic Festival, too. Great food!

If one wishes to sample garlic ice cream, simply take some ordinary vanilla ice cream, sprinkle with garlic powder, and stir it up. I was not impressed. Many of the other non-free foods are wonderful, though.


43 posted on 11/28/2011 7:39:21 PM PST by Rio
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To: moneyrunner

The best “Vampire-free zone” in America.


44 posted on 11/28/2011 7:42:14 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Fester Chugabrew

It is nice, there are more than just pockets of conservatism there, too.


45 posted on 11/28/2011 7:58:18 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: djf

Elephant “Garlic”is a member of the Leek family and not a garlic...


46 posted on 11/28/2011 8:03:10 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Well, I’m one of those who will try almost any vegetable. And I like the hot stuff, so I will be an idiot and try it both ways. This could be fun. Thanks for the warning. LOL


47 posted on 11/28/2011 8:04:24 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Mariner

Most of the garlic processed in Gilroy is grown around Los Banos


48 posted on 11/28/2011 8:06:23 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: moneyrunner; Red_Devil 232
Briar Benders Garlic Patch...

Briar Benders Garlic Dryer...


49 posted on 11/28/2011 8:22:40 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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50 posted on 11/28/2011 8:37:15 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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