In nearly every culture around the world, in almost every culinary style, garlic reigns supreme. It should come as no surprise, either. It’s packed with vitamins necessary for a healthy body while having a low caloric impact. Garlic also has numerous healing properties, such as being an effective anti-fatigue agent. And perhaps most importantly of all—it’s delicious.
Fresh garlic is a common ingredient—just browse Pinterest to see. Yet, many home cooks may find themselves intimidated by cooking with garlic, intimidated by its shape, intense flavor, and variety of uses. In honor of National Garlic Day, we’re here to share a few garlic secrets and some tips for how to cook with garlic like a professional chef.