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Every summer the flat prehistoric lakebed that is the Black Rock Desert in hell-and-gone northern Nevada draws up to twenty-five thousand people who gather from the four corners of the planet to simply express themselves.
While this unusual event is not necessarily about food, wine, or the Wine Country, a fair number of people from the Wine Country make the annual trek, so we might assume that this remote encampment might be a good place to enjoy food, wine and . . . summer fun!
By Mark Hanson
Illustrated by Levi Miller
While food at Burning Man, like everything else, is generally the responsibility of the individual participants and their self-organized camping groups, there are a few exceptions.
A new one this year was the "Pancake Playhouse," a theme camp set up in the center camp of Black Rock City, which gave out over five thousand pancakes to willing participants, some of whom provided fillings from apples to quince. Another was there for the second year, "The Popcorn Palace," which gave out hundreds of pounds of popcorn; while they had unpopped kernels remaining, they gave out so much that the last night people provided their own containers.