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Where to buy Black Garlic?

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bg_27 Apr 23, 2009 03:59 PM

Anyone know where to purchase some Black Garlic in Calgary? I heard that the Bite store in Inglewood carries some, just wanted to see if there was anywhere else.

  1. sharonanne Apr 23, 2009 04:55 PM

    I bought it at Bite, love it.

    1. howlin Apr 23, 2009 06:41 PM

      wierd ,ive never heard of black garlic ,i tried google but got nothing ,now im intrigued .whats it taste like ,look like and how do you use it?

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        cancowboy Apr 23, 2009 07:39 PM

        Here's a site for you
        http://www.blackgarlic.com/

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          howlin Apr 23, 2009 07:58 PM

          hey good info ,thanks c

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            CookieGal Apr 23, 2009 08:04 PM

            well i am off to bite tomorrow... I have never heard of it; but am looking forward trying!

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            Bob Mac Jul 20, 2009 06:20 PM

            howlin:

            I had it about a month or so ago, topping a nice piece of poached halibut at the Sorrentino's location in downtown Edmonton.

            It is "interesting". Not sure how precisely to describe it as I suspect many would describe it differently. Definitely did not taste of garlic. Moist, dense almost "fruity"...currants, date..some sweetness.

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            hpar Jul 20, 2009 04:44 PM

            i just saw black garlic in the produce section at whole foods. can't wait to try it.

            1. howlin Oct 4, 2009 05:42 PM

              if your still looking i found some at strathmore sobeys,so im sure you can find some at any sobeys

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                Scary Bill Oct 5, 2009 11:02 AM

                Saw some yesterday at the designer Sobeys on Southland. I think it was five bucks for two very small heads.

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                  kazzy Oct 20, 2009 01:00 PM

                  If anyone is looking for this in YEG/Edmonton, I bought two heads in a bag for $4.95 at the downtown Sobeys yesterday. Can't wait to make hummus with it.

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                    Bellavino Oct 20, 2009 02:14 PM

                    I saw it at the Italian Center South last week in Edmonton. Sorry didnt think to look at the price :(

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                      sharonanne Oct 20, 2009 09:10 PM

                      I really can't see this in hummus. Think raisins rather than roasted garlic.

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                        Scary Bill Oct 21, 2009 11:11 AM

                        Roasted and black garlic are different beasts. And roasted garlic hummus is great actually-there is some in my fridge as I write.

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                          sharonanne Oct 21, 2009 01:25 PM

                          Not sure why you are telling me this as I have some black garlic on my counter but glad you agree with me, Scary Bill. :-)

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                            Scary Bill Oct 21, 2009 02:30 PM

                            Ahh, my mistake, I did not catch your drift first read. LOL, I thought you were suggesting raisins in hummus, not "like raisins". Not enough sleep last night, shar.

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                  Scary Bill Dec 21, 2011 08:53 AM

                  Sobeys at Shawnessy has some as does Bite in Inglewood.

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                    idothisforreal Dec 22, 2011 10:37 AM

                    Black garlic is fantastic. The flavour is very rich, reminding me of balsamic reduction. It can be a very versatile ingredient, appealing to many flavour profiles to add extra notes. Most of all, your diners probably aren't very familiar with it, so it will be interesting to watch them guess what you put in your dish.

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