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hoodeyo

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Ever heard of the documentary film "Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers"?


(1980) by Les Blank. I haven't seen it but it seems interesting (I always remember the title), but it's pretty famous in cinephile world- a documentary about garlic that includes that festival.

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This is Les Blank's (www.lesblank.com) most gastronomically obsessional film portrait yet. An exhaustive, lip-smacking foray into the history, consumption, cultivation, and culinary and curative powers of allium sativum, the film lingers in the disparate kitchens of Chez Panisse and Flint's Bar-B-Que in Berkeley, and Truckee's paradise for lovers of the stinking rose, La Vieille Maison. There's a piquant stop at the first Gilroy Garlic Festival, pertinent asides by Werner "I'll eat my shoe" Herzog, and performances of Cajun, French Provincial, Flamenco, Swiss Italian, Moroccan and Mexican music." --Robert DiMatteo, San Francisco Bay Guardian

(In response to this post by HoosForever)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-Kptp6u4JQ


Posted: 07/27/2019 at 12:56PM



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Gilroy Garlic Festival is this weekend -- HoosForever 07/27/2019 09:09AM
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