Do you love garlic? Do you love it so much that you tend to go overboard when adding it to your cooking? If the answer is yes, then you must be thrilled to know that National Garlic Day is on April 19th! Celebrate the day by making garlic heavy dishes and using it in ways you never have before.
In addition to eating, did you know that garlic is known for its health benefits? Garlic is known to have healing properties that could help with poor circulation, cardiovascular disease, skin problems, and more!
Get Your Garlic Fix
For more information on recipes, health benefits, origins, growing, and storing garlic, please check out these books in our catalog:
- Garlic The Mighty Bulb: Cooking, Growing, and Healing with Garlic by Peter Cassidy
- The Garlic Lover's Cookbook Volume II
- The Complete Book of Garlic: A Guide for Gardeners, Growers, and Serious Cooks by Ted Jordan Meredith
Ready for Your Dish's Close-Up?
Before you bite into your delicious garlic creations be sure to snap a picture of the beauty! Submit your "Food-tography" to Atherton Library for a chance to win gift card prizes! The photos can be of your food creations, preparations, and pretty much anything that has to do with food. The contest is from June - August 2013 and allows you time to perfectly plan your culinary masterpieces!
Photo credit: Waleed Alzuhair
Jacqui Grande is an aide for Atherton Library. She can't deny her love of garlic and tends to use it almost obnoxiously when cooking ... almost.