o If you aren’t using fresh garlic, you’re cutting the flavor of your food by 50%. There is no substitute for fresh garlic in regards to flavor or health benefits.
o One clove of garlic is TEN TIMES STRONGER when pushed through a press than a clove minced fine with a sharp knife.
o Remember that one clove of garlic is one piece; a bulb is made of lots of cloves....if you use a whole bulb when a recipe calls for a clove; you're either going out to dinner or keeping the vampires away!
o When using garlic, be sure to keep the cloves attached to the root, rather than breaking off for storage. The longer they stay on the root, the longer your garlic will last. And the more fresh it will be.
o When buying your garlic, you want to shop for it like men shop for their underwear: Tight and White.
o Garlic Breath?? Try chewing on a sprig of fresh parsley with lemon squeezed on it. Or eat a strawberry to cleanse your breath.
o Garlic should be kept in a cool, dry, dark place like your cabinet.
o “Wash" your hands with a stainless steel item (like a spoon) to remove onion and garlic odors.