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Garlic serves as friend and foe to most home chefs. While the flavorful root punches up the taste in any dish, it also becomes a telling sign you've been in the kitchen with it's pungent odor. This Thaitricks video gives frustrated cooks a handy option to easily take the stink off those hands.
All it takes is a metal spoon and water to become odorless. The key is knowing that garlic contains sulfur, which increases in smell under water. However, stainless steel absorbs the smell. Follow the video, which includes additional tips for keeping food fresh, for a full demonstration.
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If it's the garlic itself that you're trying to keep fresh, the Chicago Tribune, has some tips for preserving garlic fresh from the ground, grocers or farmer's market. Garlic fresh from the ground can be used right away or cured for storage. Curing entails removing the stem and leaving in a cool dark area - such as a garage – for two weeks. After that, cured garlic can remain fresh for months if sheltered from heat, light, and humidity. With proper storage you can cook with and enjoy a large garlic supply all season - just remember to remove that pesky smell!
Know a home cook that might welcome these tips? Pass it along before they greet you next with garlicky hands!
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