|Pick a bulb, any bulb|
Our education in garlic began with sampling all the different varieties of garlic at the festival, some that would make yours eyes water! We were surprised to see just how many types of garlic there were! Did you know there are more than 600 varieties of the herb grown worldwide? Crazy! We sampled some Purple Stripes, Porcelains, Rocamboles and Elephant garlic just to name a few.
|eenie, meenie, minie, mo...|
The festival also had demonstrations and herb workshops going on all day. A brief rainstorm found us trapped under a tent stragely mesmorised watching a man construct a garlic wreath hanging. It looked like a true talent. We learned that the hangings and wreaths are sold by weight.
Apparently, you can put garlic in anything. We also got a look at some true culinary delicacies like garlic fudge, garlic wine, garlic french fries, garlic soup, garlic apple pie, garlic kettle corn, garlic hamburgers and garlic hot dogs (though not cooked on the George Forman), garlic bruschetta, garlic pickles, garlic jelly, garlic margaritas and yes, even garlic ice cream-which really was not that bad.
|We were heartbroken.|
|Craft time at Garlic Town.|
|Big ol' bowl of bad breath!|
|Rollin' in the hay.|
|Brett was a brave, brave boy.|
|6,000 other garlic lovers.|
|Garlic flavored Garretts|