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Black Garlic in Toronto

Snarf Sep 17, 2009 08:15 PM

The press suggests that this is the newest hot ingredient this fall, fermented at high temperatures to achieve a unique deep taste. The cynic in me wonders if it's like Columbus claiming to have discovered this continent, having a faulty concierge who didn't realize that it was only new to him....

As it is apparently a staple of innovative Korean cuisine, are there any other places that carry it apart from McEwan's, which are charging 7$ for two heads. i respect that the McEwan temple makes a significant effort to find new things, but part of me wonders if there are other places where this might be available in a channel that is less plutocratic.

Also, would love to hear about interesting uses for the cloves. I've heard of counter point for cheeses, foie gras, cod ceviche, etc.

  1. sweetie Sep 18, 2009 06:58 AM

    I would think it being Korean in origin, places like PAT or Galleria would stock it.

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