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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
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
Film Director: _Nosferatu_
Benni McCarthy ...
Author: _Living with the Flowers_


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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This is a great movie about garlic!!
11 August 2004 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This is a very good movie about garlic with shots from the Gilroy Garlic Festival and lots of good information about cooking with garlic from some of the best cooks in the SF Bay Area. I view this as a comprehensive guide to garlic provided in a very entertaining fashion. Wish I could find it on DVD!! Information by folks like Alice Water of Chez Panisse in Berkeley showing how to use garlic for cooking a nice pig dish are amazing and make you want to sit down and eat it right there. Other information on uses of garlic that you would never think of such as real garlic salt, for squid recipes, sausages and of course warding off vampires. There are ways to handle garlic for cooking and how to peel it easily as well as how to chop, mince etc for best effect. Highly recommended.

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