eSpotlight Extra - Gilroy Garlic Festival

Garlic bulbs
Source: Laura Taylor

Gilroy Garlic Festival

The annual Gilroy Garlic Festival is almost here! Taking place July 28, 29, and 30 at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, this fun and food-filled local festival has continued to grow since it was founded in 1979. This year's festival will feature Giada De Laurentiis as the master of ceremonies for the Garlic Showdown on Sunday, July 30. If you can't make it or just can't wait to celebrate the wonder that is garlic, have no fear. We have plenty of excellent eBooks and eResources where you can learn more about to grow and use garlic or find a great garlic-filled recipe to try.

Growing and Using Garlic

Looking to grow your own garlic or learn more about garlic? We have lots of eBook options to choose from!

Backyard Farming: Growing GarlicA Miscellany of GarlicGrowing and Using GarlicIn Pursuit of GarlicOntario GarlicGrowing, Harvesting, and Curing Your Home Grown Garlic

And there's even more information available from our eResources:

Cooking with Garlic

We have quite a few cookbooks available as eBooks to choose from, but here's a few with both information on garlic and yummy recipes containing garlic.

Everything Tastes Better with GarlicEatingWell: Vegetables - The Essential ReferenceA Girl and Her GreensMastering the Art of Southern VegetablesVegetable Literacy

We also have plenty more garlic recipes to choose from in our eResources. Here are just a few fun articles with more recipes:

Giada De Laurentiis

Learn more about the Garlic Festival's celebrity host with our eResource Biography in Context or check out one of her cookbooks available as an eBook:

Giada's Feel Good FoodWeeknights with GiadaGiada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and CaliforniaEveryday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious RecipesGiada's Kitchen: New Italian Favorites

A Little Bit of History

Want to learn a bit more about Gilroy and its history? The Images of America series is a great resource for local history information and includes information on Gilroy. Another excellent resource for local history is San José Public Library's very own California Room. In addition to having a great many physical materials available at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, the California Room also has a great many resources available in digital format online. Here a few eBooks and eResources featuring information on Gilroy and it's famous Garlic Festival:

Gilroy: Images of AmericaSouth Santa Clara County: Images of America

You can find these eResources and more on our eBooks & eMedia page and our eLearning page.

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