eSpotlight Extra - Gilroy Garlic Festival
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!
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.
We also have plenty more garlic recipes to choose from in our eResources. Here are just a few fun articles with more recipes:
- Thanks to Garlic
- The Garlic Mystique
- Fearless Fare for the Garlic Gourmet
- This article even features a recipe for Garlic Ice Cream - a staple of the Gilroy Garlic Festival!
- Recipes for Showing Off Great Garlic
Giada De Laurentiis
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:
- Garlic Breath
- World's Garlic Capital Starts to Sizzle
- Profile: Garlic festival in Gilroy, California, and the future of crop on the American farm
- Forever yours, Garlic Fest