Garlic, Garlic, Garlic: More than 200 Exceptional Recipes for the World's Most Indispensable Ingredient

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Cover-to-cover fun, jam-packed with recipes and garlic lore, this testimony to the power of garlic is perfect for all lovers of "the stinking rose." In the past decade, garlic consumption has doubled. Garlic is respected not only in gourmet circles but in medical circles as well, for scientific studies have found that it helps lower cholesterol and may ward off colds and even cancer. Garlic, Garlic, Garlic is handsomely illustrated, and sidebars throughout present garlic-powered recipes, profile growers and festivals, give results of taste tests of more than fifty varieties, and explore the role of garlic in movies, songs, and literature, offering every serious and zany fact about garlic that you'd ever want to know. It's the same lusty combination that made Onions, Onions, Onions a bestseller.

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Inspired by the success of their James Beard Award-winning work, Onions, Onions, Onions, authors Fred and Linda Griffith now take on another stinky favorite: garlic. Shunned for centuries even in France and Italy because of its strong flavor and odor, garlic was considered a low-class seasoning, only winning wide acceptance in cooking outside working-class kitchens after World War II. Garlic, Garlic, Garlic provides detailed guidance for buying, storing, and preparing garlic, and explains the pros and cons of using a garlic press. There are also 200-plus recipes, many for ethnic dishes rich in garlic. There is Brandade, the creamy French dish made with salt cod, and Spanish Sopa de Ajo, a pungent peasant soup of garlic, bread, and oil with poached eggs. Even cozy macaroni and cheese is punctuated with three pressed, plump cloves of garlic. Dessert is not forgotten- -how about ice cream topped with golden, caramelized Honey-Poached Garlic Sauce for something really different? While only experienced cooks may want to attempt dishes like Veal Brisket Roasted with Garlic, Onions, and Plums, any garlic lover with modest skills can whip up the Special Marinara Sauce or grill the Flank Steak with Balsamic Vinegar Marinade.

The authors delve deep into garlic trivia, exposing quirky garlic lore and beliefs--including the revelation that six heads of this odoriferous cousin to the lily were discovered in King Tut's tomb. And for real garlic junkies, the dates and locations of every garlic festival in the U.S. and Canada are all here. --Dana Jacobi

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