Maligning Garlic for the Holidays

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by phatch, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    In "It's a Wonderful Life", Mr. Potter tells George Bailey: 
     
  2. badenoch

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    Garlic IS "just good." 
     
  3. cschley

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    My first time cooking Thanksgiving dinner, I made some garlic mashed potatoes. Trouble is, I didn't simmer the garlic long enough, so my aunt bit down onto an almost raw whole garlic clove.

    She wasn't too happy.

    So, garlic is mostly good.
     
  4. mikelm

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    Garlic isn't good-  garlic is transcendental.  It is the stuff of life;  it is the music of the spheres, it is the icing on the ca... well, maybe not on the cake, but the icing on the staff of life...   Um... This metaphor is getting out hand, but garlic must be respected and play a prominent role in our holiday productions!

    WELL, to sum up, I apply garlic wherever I can. With the exception of a few desserts.

    Try it, you'll like it!

    Agree,or my wife who shares my convictions will exhale softly into your face.

    Okay, 'll stop now.

    MikeLM
     
  5. kaneohegirlinaz

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     how does it go?

    if everyone at the table has eaten garlic, it means that no one smells it?  When my husband and I smooch, nether of us is aghast, we both are garlic-eaters.

    Having grown up in a place that is multi-cultural, garlic is on everyones' breath, period.

    Garlic and onions, I can't cook without the two.
     
  6. teamfat

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    I should do some net searching, but I've heard the quote "Garlic is the catsup of intellectuals" somewhere.

    mjb.
     
  7. mikelm

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    No question about it-

    I love garlic, don't like catsup.

    Really keen insight.

    Mike  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
     
  8. chefross

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    "WELL, to sum up, I apply garlic wherever I can. With the exception of a few desserts."

    What? No garlic Ice Cream?????
     
  9. chrisbelgium

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    I'm a garlic addict too and I don't need a cure for my addiction.

    Weirdest thing I ever had was this eau-de-vie from garlic made by the very famous Metté distillerie in the French Alsace.

    I do have to admit I enjoyed at least a dozen other Metté concoctions much more than their "ail" eau-de-vie.

    Take a look at their site; http://www.distillerie-mette.info/

     
  10. mikelm

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    "What? No garlic Ice Cream?????

    Good question.   It's my understanding that Garlic Ice Cream is a staple of the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, Calif., which bills itself as "The Garlic Capital of the World."

    Sadly, I've never attended.

    Mike
     
  11. teamfat

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    Indeed.  When I was working at the IBM research labs in San Jose, I really wanted to zip down the road to Gilroy, but it never happened.  Oh well.

    mjb.