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Gilroy's Garlic Festival Turned a Stinky Ethnic Food Into a Symbol of Multicultural America

Even with the car windows up, you can smell Gilroy, Calif. The odor, pungent and toasty, wafts from plants processing garlic, the miraculously flavorful allium that forms the base of Mexican salsa roja, Italian marinara, Creole gumbo and Korean kimchi.Read more





Gilroys Garlic Festival Turned a Stinky Ethnic Food Into a Symbol of Multicultural America

Forty years ago Gilroy transformed its infamous stench from a punch line into a point book on the Gilroy festival Garlic is now so ubiquitous that it is easy to forget that the ingredient was once stigmatized seen as stinky ethnic working-class
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