We’re pretty thrilled about the 19th Annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival in Reading Terminal Market, which starts today. There isn’t much that tops pie, donuts, dairy products, and fruit and veggie preserves on our list of food loves, which (as far as we can tell) are basically the cornerstones of Amish cuisine. The festival runs today through Saturday, and based on previous years, we can safely predict that it will be a wonderland of Pennsylvania Dutch eats.
As excited as we are about this festival, once it’s over, we’ll have to face the prospect of waiting a whole year for the next one. Trouble is, going to one food-related festival always whets our appetite for more, so in preparation for the hole in our lives once the Pennsylvania Dutch Festival is over, we started looking into other Philly-region food festivals. Okay, so some of these are less “Philly-region” and more Pennsylvania, but we couldn’t bring ourselves to omit a garlic festival.
• August 30-31 is the weekend of the Pocono Garlic Festival. A day trip to the Poconos sounds pretty alluring, because sometimes, you just need a little nature. If that’s not compelling enough, we should tell you that in previous years, offerings have included garlic roasted pork, garlic ice cream, and garlic funnel cakes.
• The 3rd Annual Midtown Village Fall Festival will be happening October 4th. Look forward to sushi, cupcakes, beer, and so much more!
• Even urther in the future is The Book and The Cook: A Collaborative Culinary Adventure, spanning nearly a week in October. Slated restaurants include Fork, London Grill, and Bar Ferdinand, plus a whole crew of cookbook authors.