In honor of one of my favorite ingredients, here are a few fun facts:
- Known as "the stinking rose" garlic is actually part of the lily family and a cousin to onions, leeks, chives and shallots. (www.about.com)
- Chicago got its name from the American Indian word for the wild garlic, "chicagoua", that grew around Lake Michigan . (www.foodreference.com)
- No one in the British Royal Family eats garlic as as not to have breath that might offend. (www.foodreference.com)
Storage Tip: To get the longest shelf life store your garlic bulbs at room temperature in a cool dark environment away from humidity.
Now, for a little inspiration, not that you need it because garlic can go into nearly any dish, here are two recipes from The Natural Princess "All About Garlic" episode from back in 2008.
Garlic and Oil Linguine
Roasted Garlic and Herb Goat Cheese Spread
How are you going to celebrate National Garlic Day?