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!


Garlic: The Stinking Rose

Garlic is a member of the lily family and a close relative of the onion, shallot, leek and chive, and is oft referred to as the “stinking rose.”

Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Lamb is both the symbolic and literal food of springtime.

Aïoli Garni (Garlic Mayonnaise)

This is a classic Provençale preparation, which we could not ignore in a month celebrating the “Stinking Rose.”

Garlic Spiced Butter

This compound butter is simple, yet incredibly versatile.

Savory Garlic Ice Cream

We REALLY love ice cream. So much so, in fact, that we’ve been known to even sneak it into a meal. But savory ice cream?

Garlic Brittle Cookies

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Garlic is a mysterious flavor, especially when paired with sugar, and its sweet bite is a perfect complement to chocolate.

Garlic Scapes

We’ve heard of landscapes, and soundscapes, but what in the heck are garlic scapes?

The Stinking Rose Cookbook

San Francisco and Beverly Hills are both hosts to the Stinking Rose Restaurant, and between the two locations, over 3,000 pounds of garlic are consumed each month.

Revisiting the Classics

In crafting a vision for the Gilded Fork, we decided that not only would it be a place where avid cooks could come to celebrate the sensual pleasures of food and wine, but it would also be a haven for new cooks eager to learn.

Garlic and Sapphires

No matter how ravenously, how fervently my howling stomach begged for food, my hands were submissively glued to Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise.