During National Garlic Day, it is evident that there is a certain something in the air.
Did you know that the Egyptians viewed garlic as a deity and used it as currency? There’s more. Garlic purportedly gave Greek athletes and warriors strength, protected maidens from evil nymphs, and warded off the evil eye. Moreover, there are demons. (Many thanks to Dracula!)
Consider all the garlicky dishes we enjoy. As an appetiser, there is garlic bread and garlic potatoes. If you share our passion for garlic, revel with us on April 19!
The background of National Garlic Day
Through caramelization and roasting, it is possible to achieve a delicious flavour. Through sautéing, it may become buttery and savoury. It can be pungent and astringent if sliced fresh. Whether sliced, sautéed, or roasted, garlic is a genuinely versatile plant.Multiple studies have demonstrated that garlic can reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, both of which enhance circulation. No, we’re not finished. Additionally, it is an anti-inflammatory substance that helps relieve heartburn and ulcers.You know how, if you forget to add seasoning while cooking, you sometimes sprinkle a tablespoon of salt on the dish for a fast flavour boost? (We are exaggerating, but you get the idea.) Remove the salt and add the garlic! It’s a great method to add flavour to food without adding sodium or calories. It is particularly effective at concealing the bitter flavour of many vegetables. Is garlic the key to getting children to consume their vegetables? Unlikely, but we can dream.Indian traders introduce garlic to the Assyrian and Babylonian empires upon reaching the Middle East.During World War I, garlic was widely used as a treatment for dysentery and as an antiseptic.
NATIONAL GARLIC DAY ACTIVITIES
Enter the kitchen.
Grab a clove of garlic and get simmering! Whether you’re roasting garlic as a garnish or using it as a vegetable base, you’ll be cooking with what we call “The Gods’ Ambrosia.” (Okay, we don’t actually call it that, but it is incredibly tasty.)
Accept the garlic breath test
This is something we made up, but it is the tastiest challenge you’ll ever face. Include garlic in every meal throughout the day! The entire day will pass without anyone kissing you, but it’s alright because you’ll eat well at every meal. (Plus, was anyone going to kiss you anyway? Keeping it genuine.)
Try using garlic in an unorthodox manner. Part of the enjoyment of garlic is discovering its various flavour profiles. The inventory of unusual foods includes garlic ice cream, garlic rosemary almonds, garlic lollipops, and garlic truffles. If you need us, we will be in garlic paradise.
NATIONAL GARLIC DAY DATES