Trivia in the Kitchen, Number Twenty-Five!

Food fight!   If you like a good food fight, mark your calendars and make your travel arrangement now!

When: the last Wednesday of August (August 26th this year).
Where: Buñol, Valencia, Spain
What: La Tomatina — annual tomato fight.
Duration: one hour; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM only.

The city council follows a short list of instructions for the safety of the participants and the festival: (the use of goggles and/or gloves on the part of the participants is encouraged)

  1. The tomatoes have to be squashed before throwing to avoid injuries.
  2. No other projectiles except tomatoes are allowed.
  3. Participants have to give way to the truck and lorries.
  4. After the second shot indicative of ending the tomato hurl, no tomatoes should be thrown.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of this annual event.  Since 2013, in order to offer better control and safety throughout the event, there is now an entry fee and the number of participants is limited (what used to draw anywhere from 40,000-50,000 people is now restricted to 20,000 participants).

What foods would you arm yourself with for a food fight?  Have you ever thrown food (as a baby from a highchair doesn’t count)?


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