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Kitchen Survival Guide: Garlic

Let’s talk about garlic.

Few foods inspire such a love-hate relationship in the kitchen. If you’ve spent hours peeling its flaky skin or scrubbing its pungent scent from your fingers, you know the pain I mean. But it’s hard to avoid: while garlic belongs to the onion family alongside milder chives, leeks, and shallots, there’s no substitute for its strong flavor.

Fortunately, there are a few tricks of the trade to help you cook like a pro – and get the better of this stinky bulb.

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Secret Weapon: Gochujang [Korean Chili Paste]

Gochujang Korean Chili Paste

I recently discovered a new secret weapon in the kitchen. It’s a spicy red sauce that comes from Southeast Asia.

Sound like Sriracha? Guess again.

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