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Cooking and garlic

No cook who has attained mastery over her craft ever apologizes for the presence of garlic in her productions. (Ruth Gottfried)

It is not really an exaggeration to say that peace and happiness begin, geographically, where garlic is used in cooking. (X. Marcel Boulestin)

Garlic is divine. Few food items can taste so many distinct ways, handled correctly. Misuse of garlic is a crime…Please, treat your garlic with respect…Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don’t deserve to eat garlic. (Anthony Bourdain)

Store garlic in a cool, dry place, but don’t refrigerate it. (Mitzi Perdue)

Blanching the cloves removes the harsh and bitter bite of raw garlic. (Yotam Ottolenghi)

I believe in the magic of preparation. You can make just about any foods taste wonderful by adding herbs and spices. Experiment with garlic, cilantro, basil and other fresh herbs on vegetables to make them taste great. (Jorge Cruise)

Health and garlic

Garlic is health that you can smell. (Waltraud Puzicha)

Garlic has very numerous medical properties; its anthelmintic virtue is known. It is also considered febrifuge, diuretic, antiseptic, antiscorbutic. (Marie-Nicolas Bouillet)

Onions, along with leeks, garlic, shallots and scallions, make up the allium family of vegetables, which can have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular and immune systems, as well as possible anti-diabetic and anti-cancer effects. (Joel Fuhrman)

Leeks and garlics are readily eaten by cattle in the spring, and are said to be medicinal to them. (John Burroughs)

Society and garlic

Do not eat garlic or onions; for their smell will reveal that you are a peasant. (Miguel de Cervantes)

And, most dear actors, eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath. (William Shakespeare)

The star-group, of the squills, garlics, and onions, has always caused me great wonder. I cannot understand why its beauty, and serviceableness, should have been associated with the rank scent which has been really among the most powerful means of degrading peasant life, and separating it from that of the higher classes. (John Ruskin)

Garlic in the door no longer scares off salespeople. (Uli Löchner)

Food and garlic

The secret ingredient to every meal is love. And also garlic. (Michael Sorrentino)

Home-made bread rubbed with garlic and sprinkled with olive oil, shared-with a flask of wine-between working people, can be more convivial than any feast. (Patience Gray)

Some hours after eating this dish [lièvre à la royale, which contains 20 cloves of garlic and twice that quantity of shallots], there is a peculiar sensation of liberation in the head. and it is sensation of smell. (Patience Gray)

However, very few would object to a little finely-minced garlic in almost any meat dish, and much in flavor is often gained thereby. (Mary Kennedy Core)

Smell and garlic

O good man! When one eats garlic, the dirty smell is unbearable. (Gautama Buddha)

It has been said of garlic that everyone knows its odor save he who has eaten it, and who wonders why everyone flies at his approach. (George Ellwanger)

I didn’t eat because I can’t stand it. Wild garlic has the same smell as garlic. (Anton Chekhov)

Of the many smells of Athens two seem to me the most characteristic – that of garlic, bold and deadly like acetylene gas. and that of dust, soft and warm and caressing like tweed. (Evelyn Waugh)

Attitude to garlic

There are many miracles in the world to be celebrated and, for me, garlic is the most deserving. (Leo Buscaglia)

Eat garlic. It rejuvenates the body and keeps unwelcome people away. (Alexandre Vialatte)

I love garlic, and I use it often. (Eric Ripert)

Much more of Garlick would be used for its wholesomeness, were it not for the offensive smell it gives to the by-Standers. (John Woolridge)

Love and garlic

Loving someone else’s wife is like garlic. Even if you hide in a corner, the smell will eventually be revealed. (Kabir)

You know you love a man when you can stand his breath in the morning after a night of drinking and cigarettes. When you can kiss him after he finishes a garlic and butter sandwich and still enjoy the feel of his lips. (Valya Dudycz Lupescu)

Angelina, in a tavern under a palm tree
You and I will order spinach with garlic
Likethe devil, I will pinch you under my shawl,
And you poke me under the sides with your fist! (Sasha Cherny)

British and garlic

As a rule they will refuse even to sample a foreign dish, they regard such things as garlic and olive oil with disgust, life is unliveable to them unless they have tea and puddings. (George Orwell)

The Brit abroad is always the voice of caution. Persons of other cultures are known to be undisciplined, prone to leaning out of car windows and cooking with garlic. (Nick Harkaway)

The grotesque prudishness and archness with which garlic is treated in [England] has led to the superstition that rubbing the bowl with it before putting the salad in gives sufficient flavor. It rather depends whether you are going to eat the bowl or the salad. (Elizabeth David)

Provence and garlic

His breath, although coming from far away, brought to the baron this breath ofgarlic that people of the south exhaleas well as flowers their perfume. (Guy de Maupassant)

Provençal cooking is based on garlic. The air in Provence is impregnated with the aroma of garlic, which makes it very healthful to breathe. Garlic is the main seasoning in bouillabaisse and in the principal sauces of the region. (Alexandre Dumas)

Garlics, tho’ used by the French. are better adapted to the uses of medicine than cookery. (Amelia Simmons)

Gardening and garlic

It’s a comfort to always find pasta in the cupboard and garlic and parsley in the garden. (Alice Waters)

They [in India] have every where abundance of excellent roots, as carrots, potatoes, and others; also garlic and onions, and choice herbs for sallads. (Robert Kerr)

In the same way, a cultivated cereal may suffer from the use of an antigrass. Other monocots (liliad family, for example garlic, chives, etc.) are not necessarily sensitive to antigrasses. (Éliane Lachuer)

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Onion and garlic

I love both garlic and onions, and this word pithily captures the rich tastes of both. (Susie Dent)

Allium is the Latin for “garlic,” and both the cultivated garlic and onion are members of this group. (Eula Whitehouse)

Among the vegetables avoided as food by the Egyptians may be mentioned the onion, the garlic, and the leek. (Walter Lytle Pyle)

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Women and garlic

What do you think? Young women of rank eat — you will never guess what — garlick! (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

I went on a garlic diet — lost four kilos and eight friends. (Mike Kruger)

What is a shepherdess? a big piece of flesh with a red face, red hands, greasy hair, who smells of oil and garlic. (J. Janin)

Life and garlic

Garlic. Life stinks with it. Life stinks without it. (Deborah Morris)

Without garlic I simply would not care to live. (Louis Diat)

‘One rule in life’, he murmured to himself. ‘If you can smell garlic, everything is all right. (J.G. Ballard)

Garlic features

There are five elements: earth, air, fire, water and garlic. (Louis Diat)

To dream that there is garlic in the house is lucky. (Richard Folkard)

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art. (Augustus Saint-Gaudens)

Wild garlic

I have taken the liberty of sending you some of our garlic wild, which is a very pretty flower. It may not smell when it arrives, but when placed in water it has no smell. (Prosper Mérimée)

Here also may be found the wild garlic, which sometimes gets among the wheat and lends an onion-like flavour to the bread. (Richard Jefferies)

People and garlic

I do not think that he wished me away. I was the sauce to his dish, the garlic in the salad, the spice in the sweetmeat over which he licked appreciative lips. (Anthony Hope)

“I knew a fellow once who was like you. He couldn’t stand the sight of garlic. He’d go a mile out of his way so as not to have to pass by a garlic—er—grove.” (Ralph Henry Barbour)

Ancestors and garlic

Do you no longer remember the first consuls, whose words smelled of garlic and raw meat? (Guez de Balzac)

Although our grandfathers and ancestors smelled of garlic and onions, their spirit was high. (Mark Terentius Varro)

Olive oil and garlic

The combination of olive oil, garlic and lemon juice lifts the spirits in winter. (Yotam Ottolenghi)

The most overrated ingredients are garlic and extra-virgin olive oil. (Lela Rose)

Amount of garlic

There is no such thing as a little garlic. (Arthur Baer)

You can never have enough garlic. With enough garlic, you can eat The New York Times. (Morley Safer)

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