Monday, May 3, 2010

Garlic - the Perfume of Provence


The new garlic has arrived! I tried growing it myself some years ago and although garlic is even growing wild around here it wouldn't in my garden. So I always get all excited when it starts to appear at the farmer's market and throw out whatever old garlic I have left because the new one is so much more delicious and very mild. And what is Provençal cuisine without garlic? A little clove minced up to go into “Caviar d'aubergine” (a heavenly eggplant spread), a whole head of garlic thrown into the roasting bag with a chicken, some crushed garlic stirred into a lamb marinade – I wouldn't know how to cook without it!

4 comments:

  1. I love garlic. As soon as I am finished, I am going into my kitchen to chop some garlic for the salsa my husband asked me to make. I really enjoy reading your blog!

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  2. I have never bought garlic like this..so fresh and delicious...

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