Just the Facts About Garlic
Buying tips: A garlic head should be firm, heavy for its size, and enclosed in dry, papery layers. Do not buy heads that have soft spots or are sprouting.
To store: Store at cool room temperature in a well-ventilated area; it will keep for several months. Do not refrigerate.
To prepare: Separate garlic cloves from the head as needed. To peel, place a clove on the work surface and place the flat side of a large knife on top. Press down on the knife to lightly crush the garlic; remove the peel.
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