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Gilroy Garlic Festival Glory

Celebrate the growth, harvest, uses and taste of garlic with recipes and workshops at the annual summer Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California.



A bird’s-eye view of the garlic festival grounds and its beautiful California setting.
Photograph by Forrest Doud
The authors, Susan Belsinger, left, and Carolyn Dille, are regulars at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.
A chummy crowd of people try their hands at garlic braiding.
Photograph by Susan Belsinger
A garlic harvest cures in baskets, awaiting Gilroy’s annual onslaught of garlic eaters.
Photograph by Forrest Doud
A flaming calimari sauce always draws an audience.
A flaming calimari sauce always draws an audience.
A topper trims and snips bulbs, working against the clock.
Photograph by Susan Belsinger

















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