About 7 years ago, I took a day trip up to Gilroy for the World Famous Garlic Festival. My goal was to learn how to braid garlic. I came away from the event with the skill set to sally forth in the garlic braiding department forever more (along with some serious garlic breath). Each year, in order to keep the pile of garlic that I harvest (and cure for about 6 weeks) from cluttering up my counter tops, I braid the year’s harvest and hang it in the kitchen for easy access.
This year, I decided to record the braiding experience to share with you. If you’d like to learn how to do it yourself, just watch the video and you’ll be on your way. I found that it’s easier to learn this skill when you have someone in front of you doing it as well. Check out the Gardenerd Youtube video for clear instructions:
Oh – and you can read all about that trip to Gilroy in an earlier Gardenerd Blog post here. The festival happens ever July, so you might feel inspired for a road trip this summer after reading it.