Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Garlic, Wine & Goat Cheese, oh my!

Did you know that Chicago got it's name from the American Indian word for the wild garlic that grew around Lake Michigan - "chicagaoua"? No wonder it's my favorite city!

I think about the only thing I love more than goat cheese is garlic.
And every year in mid-October, I get to celebrate my love at the Wine & Garlic Fest in Amherst, VA at Rebec Vineyards. Last year, for the first time ever, a Virginian chevre maker sold his goods at the festival! My only complaint is that it was all frozen, he sold none ready to eat. He could've made a killing-- for what is better than goat cheese, bread, garlic, a good bottle of wine and fresh mountain air?

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Kate said...

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Bridget said...

I worked on a political campaign in Amherst in 2002, and we had a booth at the Garlic festival! It was so much fun! I ate the best garlic-chicken quesadillas. I didn't get to drink since I was on the clock, but I loved watching everyone walking around with their wine glasses around their necks, hehe.