Garlic Fest 2013 Coverage: The Five Weirdest Ways to Eat Garlic
2. Hollywood-based Totally Bananas brought classic chocolate-dipped frozen bananas to the fest, but the Havana Banana, crusted with garlic plantain chips, was the most creative selection in the bunch. Using "cooking banana" (plantain) as a topping on a "dessert banana" and adding garlic to the mix drew a lot of attention from festival-goers, as the item proved popular throughout the weekend.
1. Garlic ice cream is practically the poster child for Garlic Fest. A novelty item that demonstrates just how dedicated the fest is to the pungent ingredient. But how does it actually taste? Honestly, a lot like vanilla soft-serve ice cream. It's not gross, but it's not, like, great. Try it next year, just so you can say you did.
Feingold, who had a sizable and very enthusiastic cheering section, beat out Gittleman -- the 2011 and 2012 champ -- for the title of Garlic Chef Champion. His prizes included $1,000, a plaque, and bragging rights. Feingold credited his young son for being his "good luck charm" and confirmed he'll use $100 of his prize winnings to buy the kid a fancy Lego set as a way of saying thanks. Gittleman, who took second place, nabbed $500 for his efforts.
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