I am absolutely in love with the garlic plant. I need to eat garlic everyday. I always thank God that my helper uses a lot of garlic in her cooking, especially in frying vegetables.
Here is my summary on garlic.
Garlic is used in cooking for its pungent flavour.
Garlic or holy water are common in vampire folklore.
Chopping up garlic makes your hands stink, so do wear a glove.
I like Garlic Central’s description on how to cure Garlic Breath.
“The only guaranteed way to prevent garlic breath is simply not to eat garlic.”
However Chef Tallyrand‘s Garlic Cooking Tip number 10 says that garlic eaters can freshen their breath by chewing on a sprig of fresh parsley. I think I would rather stick to having garlic breath.
My boyfriend and I are both crazy about garlic, so there isn’t a problem with either one of us having garlic breath. Our solution: We both eat garlic at the same time so we both have stinking breath. That voids stinking breath entirely out of the equation. 😀
Garlic and tomatoes even fed the Spanish people after 1939 Spanish Civil War, while they were starving. Ah garlic, my hero.
An Update – 4 March 2008
Just so you understand the extent of my family’s love for garlic, here is a photo of a recent bag of peeled-garlic that my helper had bought. 🙂
In fact, I can hear her chopping these beauties up in the kitchen right now.
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