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Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers (1980)

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A documentary on the history of garlic. Blank interviews chefs, garlic lovers, and historians about the their love of the 'stinking rose.'

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antzonini Del Puerto ...
Flamenco Singer, Sausage Chef
Kathleen Bendel ...
Garlic Queen
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Youth Saved from Dysentary
Mary T. Brown ...
Cook Who Uses Garlic Salt
Robert Charles ...
La Vielle Maison, Truckee, CA
Henry Chung ...
Hunan Restaurant, San Francisco
Rose 'Pistolias' Evangelisti ...
Cook, Garlic Lover
Val Filice ...
Garlic Grower, Squid Chef
George Flintroy ...
Flinty's Barbecue, Oakland
Lloyd John Harris ...
Publisher: _Garlic Times_
Michael Goodwin ...
Interviewer, Recordist, Writer, Garlic Peeler
Maura Hagerty ...
Irish Garlic Eater
Lawrence Hershman ...
Gardener, Marin County
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Film Director: _Nosferatu_
Benni McCarthy ...
Author: _Living with the Flowers_
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A documentary on the history of garlic. Blank interviews chefs, garlic lovers, and historians about the their love of the 'stinking rose.'

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Garlic rules!
4 May 2013 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Les Blank died recently, and so I decided that I'd watch his documentaries. The first one that I've ever watched is "Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers", which focuses entirely on Allium sativum. Blank interviews people about garlic and looks at its history. There's even a part about garlic's role in Cajun food, complete with a zydeco band! It's hard to believe that the Anglo Puritan types actually suppressed garlic, but's what happened in US history. Fortunately we in the 21st century love the stuff (I sure can't get enough of it). I now hope to see more of Blank's documentaries, and of course I'll never stop eating garlic. It's delicious AND nutritious! And above all, I recommend this documentary.


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