People who cook garlic have sometimes been alarmed to see their garlic turn green, blue, or turquoise as it cooked. What the hell happened? Bacterial infestation? Poison added by assassins? Actually, it was just chemistry.
Tellurium is usually found stuck to various metals in the ground. It forms ores with gold, silver, copper, and lead. When refining these metals, some unfortunate people have come into contact with purified tellurium—and exposure means you reek of garlic for weeks.
Garlic smells delicious when it's being sautéed in butter, but foul when it's in someone's mouth. Why? We'll tell you about the remarkable tour a garlic compound takes around your body, and why it ends up right back in your mouth.
You don't usually see kitchen gadget makers falling back on blatant sexuality to sell their products. But after watching this oddly seductive promotional video Savora created for its recently released garlic press, maybe more companies hawking kitchenware should consider this approach. For some reason, I just…
In 1994, a group of Norwegian researchers embarked upon a groundbreaking study as to whether garlic was an effective deterrent against blood-sucking Nosferatus. Did this timeworn wisdom withstand the rigors of the laboratory?
If you are cooking this holidays (or ever) you will love this MAGIC tip: how to peel a whole head of garlic in less than ten seconds. It just requires two bowls and some shaking. Aaaah-mazing. [Thanks Joe!]
The grilled cheese is usually a humble affair. Bread. Butter. Cheese. Not for Eleven Madison Park's Daniel Humm, who turns the plebeian snack into an supersandwich—using only an 8" knife and a, broiler, and grocery store ingredients.