Fall Food Festivals
Your summer grill may soon go cool for another year, but the nation's fall food festivals are just heating up.
By Katie Arnold-Ratliff
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the September 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Blanco, Reposado, Anejo, Oh My!
At the San Diego Spirits of Mexico Festival (September 12), you can rub elbows with master distillers while tippling a few of the finest agave-based liquors bottled south of the border, including hundreds of tequilas and mezcals—plus the lesser-known sotol, a spirit derived from the Desert Spoon plant. The celebrations include a parade of Andalusian horses, a silent auction including rare tequilas, and local dishes created by San Diego chefs—many inspired by (and infused with) Mexican spirits. (Tickets $40, PolishedPalate.com/events.)
Can't make it? Take your kitchen down Mexico way with the recipes found in chef Joanne Weir's cookbook Tequila ($17; Ten Speed).