Anna called me at work saying that I was almost out of garlic. You know how some people always have milk and bread on hand? I always have garlic. I was already going to the store on the way from work, and added garlic to the list.
Do I ever give garlic a second thought? Not really. I just know that I like how it tastes roasted, or minced finely and added to a salad dressing, or how it plays well with Indian flavors.
When I came to the place in my grocery store that has boxes of garlic, I saw something new to me: Mexican Purple Garlic. The price on it was exactly the same ($0.59/head of garlic) as for the white garlic, so I decided to give it a try.
The purple color is absolutely beautiful, but I was disappointed to find out that the taste was pretty much identical to the regular garlic. Hmmm....maybe there is a lesson in this somewhere?
I tried to do some research on this new-to-me produce, but the only thing I found was this from the Cook's Thesaurus: