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Old 04-21-2008, 04:02 PM   #11
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I loved the title of this thread and had to come in and check it out.

I wonder if I'm so steeped in garlic, I don't even notice it on others... I never really noticed people (including myself and my husband) stinking of garlic after eating it-- just a bit of garlic breath for a few hours.

I notice hardly any stink at all after eating cooked garlic-- but raw is another story. I avoid putting it in DH's lunch salad dressings because he comes home 6 hours later with stinky garlic breath. hehe. But don't tell him I said that!
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:22 PM   #12
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Years ago we made a baked chicken with a kazillion garlic cloves, the recipe the Frugal Gourmet gave out. And he assured us, from TV, we would not stink even half a tad. So we bought his book and made the stuff on a Sunday. And followed the directions exactly.

It tasted good.

The baked garlic did not seem to be all that harsh, actually it seemed very gentle. Heck, what a great idea. We gotta try that again, we thought.

Monday was different.

Stinking like garlic may not be a crime, but it doesn't help you when you deal with the public. On Monday don't think anyone would have wanted to sit next to us at a baseball game. Whether the odor had dissipated by Wednesday we were not at all sure, but I doubt anyone would have shared a pup tent with us.

Have since roasted garlic. And agree there is a definite difference in garlic cloves.

Just our take on the process.

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Old 04-21-2008, 06:25 PM   #13
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Not if they are covered with chocolate GB!! Then they are wonderful!
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:30 PM   #14
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Well chocolate makes everything wonderful
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:01 PM   #15
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Eating two or three fresh parsley sprigs after is supposed to help.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:43 PM   #16
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Does it work like that or are you all just equally repulsed by each other?
I don't believe you are equally repulsed. I am repulsed when BF eats a bunch of garlic and I don't (though I love it, the breath effects can be heinous to the un-imbibed). When we both have it, though, we can laugh and be like, "Wow , that had a lot of garlic" and then start making out and not notice it on each other. So I think it cancels out, for sure. But I've had the smell stuck on my fingers for days, so I can only imagine how long it lingers on my breath!
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:51 PM   #17
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It usually does not last on the breath very long (longer than a day or so), but the smell can come through your skin for much longer.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:57 PM   #18
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I've found that rubbing lemon juice on my fingers takes away the garlic odor, as well as shrimp odor after peeling shrimp.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:06 PM   #19
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try rubbing your hands on stainless steel. that will neutralize the odors as well.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:27 PM   #20
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My sister and I ate at our neighbors' house once when we were teenagers. The spaghetti had so much garlic it was absolutely bitter (I normally love garlic). Our skin oozed garlic odor for days--no one could stand to be near us!

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