Chelsea Madren aka OC Food Diva: Johnsonville's The Sausage Dome Champion, World Food Championships E.A.T. Certified Food Judge, KCBS Certified BBQ Judge, Brand Ambassador, Culinary Researcher, Food & Travel Critic, Food Competitor, and Recipe Developer
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33rd Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival is an aromatic feast for the senses
Gilroy is “a community with a spice for life”. One of the most important spices in life is garlic, and lots of it. Since 1979, the Gilroy Garlic Festival has grown from its humble beginnings to almost 110,000 visitors in attendance this year. If you are a first-timer or “seasoned” veteran, the festival will make your jaw drop from the famous Gourmet Alley to the cooking demos to vendors galore. The weather was hot and I commend the volunteer staff for offering water while guests were waiting in the longer food lines to keep everyone hydrated. The festivities and food will keep your mind off the heat, guaranteed!
The 2011 Great Garlic Cook-Off was sponsored by Scope and debuted their new product, Dual-Blast mouthwash, featuring a unique dual-action technology that not only kills bad breath germs, but also blasts away strong food odors, like garlic and onion. Seems like the perfect sponsor for this festival, right! They even had a booth set up with sinks to try out their new product after eating one of the strongest smelling and tasting foods on the planet. Every guest walked away with a travel-size bottle and the staff was on hand to educate people on what causes bad breath. Visit their website for more information: http://www.scopemouthwash.com/