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Paris. By Paul Goldfinger. ©


If you are from the Mediterranean or if you eat like you are, then you will use garlic on almost everything.  Garlic has been ingested for thousands of years.  Eileen says that she puts garlic in salads, sauces, eggs, meat and fish dishes.  She uses powdered garlic or fresh cloves, minced or sliced.

There is a French dish called “chicken with 40 cloves of garlic.”

Around here, garlic is usually harvested in July, and we saw some still on the stalks  (like in the photo above) at the  Farmers’ Market in Asbury, but they were pricey. ($5.00 per la botte—ie bunch.)  Once pulled out of the ground, garlic can last for months if kept cool and sheltered.

We once went to a garlic festival in California, and once in Florida, but you can find such events celebrating garlic in New York State and New Jersey. They even make garlic ice cream (ugh!)


Garlic Festival in DelRay Beach, Florida, 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Garlic Festival in Delray Beach, Florida, 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

There are those who claim that garlic is good for your health, but in our book, we talk about garlic and come to this conclusion:  “At present the evidence does not support using garlic supplements for prevention.”

—Eileen and Paul Goldfinger

SAMUEL E. WRIGHT   –from “Disney’s Greatest Hits:”  You can kiss the girl, but don’t try it if you’ve eaten garlic; unless, of course, you both have eaten some—and, by the way, FYI, garlic is known by some experts to be a powerful aphrodisiac  (which is a lover of all things Aphrican)

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