Summer Fest: Garlic

by Jennifer Iannolo

We do love the stinking rose. In fact, we make sure we eat it while in a group, because then we can all revel in the garlic breath together without worrying about the fumes. For this week’s Summer Fest, we are featuring the aromatic goodness of this little bulb, including its history, so have at it. Breath mints optional.



Here’s what our other Summer Fest friends are cooking with garlic this week. Go take a peek and leave a comment or recipe. You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #summerfood.

Margaret Roach: Away to Garden
Growing and Storing a Year of Garlic

Michelle Buffardi: Cooking Channel’s Devour/The Blog (Scripps)
Roasted Garlic

Food2 blog (Scripps)
Easiest Recipes Ever, Starring Garlic

FN Dish: Food Network
Garlic Chicken Greats

Healthy Eats: Food Network
5 Reasons to Eat More Garlic

Cate O’Malley:
Double Dose of Garlic—Cuban Black Beans and The Best Pork Ever

Paige Smith Orloff: The Sister Project
Spaghetti with Garlic and Zucchini

Diane and Todd: White on Rice Couple
Garlic Knots

Caroline Wright: The Wright Recipes
Ajo Blanco Soup, and Confit Garlic

Caron Golden: San Diego Foodstuff
Italian Marinated Eggplant and Sorrel and Garlic Sauce

Alana Chernila: Eating from the Ground Up
Pickled Garlic

Nicole: Pinch My Salt
Spicy Pickled Garlic

Food Network UK
Glorious Garlic

Each Wednesday for the rest of the summer and fall, a group of blogging friends including those above will swap our recipes and tips about the following harvest-fresh ingredients. Here’s the schedule:

9/15 White Potatoes
9/22 Spinach
9/29 Apples
10/6 Fall Salads

We each post something and then link to one another, so that you can travel around the combined effort, gathering the goodies. Sharing makes the experience even better, so if you have a recipe or tip that fits any of our weekly themes, you can do either of the following:

  • Leave a comment on participating blogs with a link to your recipe/tip
  • Publish a post of your own, and grab the juicy Summer/Fall Fest 2010 badge (illustrated by Matt Armendariz of Mattbites)

We hope to see you in the kitchen!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Ranjani September 8, 2010 at 11:57 am

Garlic cookies and garlic ice cream? I am so curious to try these now! Thanks for the creative ideas.
This week I made garlic soup with poached eggs:

Stephanie @ Dollop of Cream September 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Your picture of the “stinking rose” is just beautiful.

My contribution to Fall Fest this week is a gentle nudge to plant your own garlic. It’s so very easy!

Kathleen September 9, 2010 at 10:02 am

Nice recipes and will be using them soon. Here is a Garlic Chicken for this week of Summer Fest.

art and lemons September 10, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Thanks for the garlic ideas. I don’t make aioli garni nearly enough, especially since mayonnaise is a staple in our house.

I made sofrito in celebration of garlic week:


Louise Mellor September 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm

summer fall summer fall… i’m so happy summerfest continues…
I did-

~Caberneti Spaghetti Nests with Crispy Egg and Golden Garlic~
~Chef Louise

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