Don Quixote warned his faithful companion Sancho Panza against eating garlic because his breath would betray him as a lowly farmer. But Sancho didn’t listen and neither did anybody else. (The Don was, after all, a little off his rocker.) Today, garlic is a foundation of the Mediterranean diet. In Zaragoza’s central market, above, a woman sells different varieties of garlic from across Spain. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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4 Responses to Garlike

  1. Beth February 21, 2013 at 11:33 #

    Garlike? Garlove!

  2. Ben February 22, 2013 at 10:29 #

    Wow, can she make s living off that? It’s a pretty specific niche she’s cornered there!

  3. julvic February 22, 2013 at 16:06 #

    Sir, what garlic would you like in your chicken?……wow! it´s a pretty swell stall.

    Your post is very apropos since I have to make a first course based on garlic and I am looking for something relatively unusual.
    Is there a garlic soup recipe typical of Spain? Unfortunately I can’t visit the garlic lady for suggestions.
    I read in an article that shepherds cook something like that with very basic ingredients. Can you help and is it worth it. It will also be nice to have some insight.


    • Mike Randolph February 23, 2013 at 10:53 #

      Thanks for your question julvic. Look for a post on garlic soup next week!

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