Garlic cloves dipped in dark chocolate? Garlic cheesecake? Garlic beer? Bam!
It's National Garlic Day, a day set aside on the foodie calendar to celebrate all things Allium sativum.
Garlic, a species of the onion family, has been with humankind for thousands of years, dating back to the Egyptian pyramids.
Rich in beneficial antioxidants, this "stinking rose" has been revered for its medicinal and culinary traits long before "antioxidants" were a thing. Garlic was crushed into wine by 18th century gravediggers who believed the potent concoction would protect them from the plague, and World War I and II soldiers used cloves to ward off gangrene.
Those uses, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center's website, helped pave the way for more modern medical findings, which tout garlic as a way to ward off heart disease, cancer and vampires. (OK, we made that last one up.)