I can trace my garlic obsession back to about sixth grade. We were having a big wintertime grilling party in celebration of an aunt’s birthday. One of my uncles sliced up loaves of bread, slathered them with margarine and garlic powder, and popped them on the grill until they were slightly burnt and toasty. The tastes of flames and garlic mingling was so simply delicious, I could have made a meal out of a loaf of bread. It may seem silly that something that basic seemed revolutionary to my 11-year-old self, but it was. And when I found out that the garlic powder had been lingering in our spice cupboard all along and I was missing out on that delicacy, I was floored. I wasn’t quite the eleven-year-old who knew her way around a Weber, and so instead after that I was microwaving slices of white bread and garlic powder, and feeling like it was a wonderful unsung treat.
- 2 heads of garlic
- Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling