Organic Gardener Magazine editor Penny Woodward has literally written the book on garlic, with Garlic: An organic guide to knowing, growing and using garlic.
At the Tomato and Garlic Festival, held Sunday, March 17, she will share her knowledge with eager garlic-lovers, as a special guest alongside Gardening Australia's Peter Cundall and Angus Stewart.
Cooking demonstrations will be headed by David Ball, formerly of two Michelin-starred London restaurant and now executive chef at the Glasshouse, Hobart.
The highlight, though, will perhaps be the competitions - garlic cracking (how quickly can you crack two whole bulbs of garlic?), garlic eating (how many cloves of garlic can you eat in one minute?) and 'What a Mouthful' (how many tomatoes can you fit in your mouth and still say 'tomato'?)
There will also be a tasting tent, food and beverage stalls, farm tours, a garlic and tomato themed art competition, and bushwalking, plus children's activities, a raffle, and live music from Ben McKinnon.
- The fifth Tasmanian Garlic and Tomato Festival is on this Sunday, March 17, at 338 Four Springs Road, Selbourne, adults $10, children under 16 free. See the Tasmanian Tomato and Garlic Festival website for more information.
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