Glutton for Punishment

Glutton for Punishment

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Garlic

Garlic is the ancient cure-all, renowned for its ability to ward off everything from colds to vampires. It also makes an excellent steak rub, and is indispensable in any serious kitchen. Always on the hunt for new recipes using garlic, Bob is off to Arleux, France, garlic capital of the world, to enter in a garlic-braiding contest. Arleux is famous for its smoked garlic and still uses a centuries-old tradition to prepare it: Garlic bulbs are tied into bouquets with raffia and woven into long braids which are hung up to be smoked with peat. Bob has just one and a half minutes to weave 90 heads of garlic into a perfect traditional braid, and all the best local braiders are out to make sure they don’t lose to a foreigner.

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