Garlic & Vampires
October’s right around the corner, so it’s time to safeguard ION against vampires. Although there’s been some talk of us dressing like vampires, or more specifically, ladies of the night, we’re actually anti-vampire because sucking blood from humans and then killing them is about as non-vegan as it gets. If we don’t eat scallops, we certainly can’t give you the go ahead to eat someone’s mom.
A surefire way to determine whether or not someone is a vampire is if they instantly turn into a bat before your eyes. If someone does that, chances are you’ve got a vampire on your hands, albeit a very indiscreet one.
Sometime they’re not so obvious. For example, nobody knew for sure that Michele Bachmann was a vampire until she appeared on the cover of Newsweek with that telltale “I barely had time to wipe the blood off my face” smile. So to be safe, we’re safeguarding ION by upping our garlic usage for the next few weeks. Only on request, of course.
Read on for some fun facts about garlic. And for those of you who don’t read and come here for the pictures, we feel that. Check out our delicious garlicky dishes below.
Garlic Fact #1: Some people have a fear of garlic. It’s called alliumphobia.
Garlic Fact #2: Instead of flowers, ancient Greek and Roman brides used to carry bouquets of garlic and other spices.
Garlic Fact #3: The pungent garlic smell is the result of a chemical reaction that occurs when the garlic cells are broken. That’s why garlic is most aromatic after mincing.
Garlic Fact #4: 90% of garlic produced in the US comes from California.
Garlic Fact #5: People are sometimes too self conscious to make out after eating garlic. That one was from our own empirical evidence. The rest of these spellbinding facts were copped from this site.