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17 Reasons It's OK To Be Obsessed With Garlic

Yes, it can be your favorite food. And luckily, you're not alone — Carrabba's Italian Grill is just as obsessed as you are.

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1. Everyone knows garlic is a kitchen essential.

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2. But real fans know it's so much more.

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3. For starters, it can turn normal bread into PERFECT bread.

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4. Or pizza into EVEN BETTER PIZZA.

Who knew such a thing was even possible?!
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Who knew such a thing was even possible?!

5. It can make vegetables worth eating.

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6. And make steak look like heaven on earth.

Bring heaven to your own kitchen with this recipe.
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Bring heaven to your own kitchen with this recipe.

7. There's also black garlic (a form of fermented garlic), which was once rumored to grant immortality.

Even if it doesn't make you live forever, black garlic still has a ton of nutrients.
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Even if it doesn't make you live forever, black garlic still has a ton of nutrients.

8. Today, black garlic is super gourmet.

Mushroom garlic dip: the hummus of the gods. Recipe here.
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Mushroom garlic dip: the hummus of the gods. Recipe here.

9. But regular garlic is all, "I don't need fermentation — I'm perfect the way I am."

So true.
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So true.

10. After all, garlic can fix broken glass.

Garlic is a natural adhesive — rub the juice on broken glass and watch it work its magic.
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Garlic is a natural adhesive — rub the juice on broken glass and watch it work its magic.

11. It can fight vampires, and also food poisoning.

For a certain strain of bacteria, garlic is 100 times more effective than antibiotics.
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For a certain strain of bacteria, garlic is 100 times more effective than antibiotics.

12. But garlic is best at stuff like chicken...

Chicken piccata recipe here.
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Chicken piccata recipe here.

13. ...pasta...

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14. ...and putting the "sweet vs. savory" debate to rest.

Garlic ice cream recipe here.
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Garlic ice cream recipe here.

15. Garlic is so lovable that there are entire festivals devoted to it.

One of the biggest takes place in Gilroy, CA — over four million people have attended.
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One of the biggest takes place in Gilroy, CA — over four million people have attended.

16. Which means your obsession is perfectly normal.

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17. (But you still might want to brush your teeth.)

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Indulge your obsession at Carrabba's Italian Grill, where garlic never goes underappreciated.