Do You Love Garlic?
I'm beginning to feel like my great love of garlic is a bit ... crazy. When I was six, I helped my grandma plant and harvest garlic. My grandma immigrated to the United States from Poland. My dad told me this. When I was little I'd take a bite out of a garlic clove as if it were a donut, and she and my dad would take it away from me because they thought it was gross or bad for me in some way. I remember being in kindergarten and having one of my favorite foods be a raw garlic.
Now that I'm an adult I literally put garlic and in everything, but who doesn't, right? Chicken & Garlic with Fresh Herbs, Mozzarella Mushrooms with Garlic Toast, Garlic Salmon Linguine, Garlic Lime Salmon, Garlic-Mashed Rutabagas & Potatoes, Onion-Garlic Bubble Bread, and Au Gratin Garlic Potatoes. I could eat a bowl of caramelized garlic and fermented black garlic as if it were a meal in and of itself.
If social media has taught us anything, it’s that you never know what is going to cause controversy. It’s hard to imagine a garden vegetable ever being controversial, but there are plenty of strong opinions.
Aside from the bad breath it may give me, my love of garlic is a bit over-the top and weird. So, let's hear it: How much do you love garlic?