If one is to define food by astronomy, the kitchen would be NASA and parmaggiano reggiano would be the sun. On a different level though, there is garlic… Garlic alone constitutes the brightest star in the night sky. Treat your garlic right and it will emit a flavor so tense that your meal will be told from generation to generation.
That is probably why it is almost like a sect in Mediterranean cuisine. Combined with extra virgin olive oil on the bosom of a hot pan, the contribition it will add to your supper is unlike any other.
Think about it, from seafood to dip sauces, and pastas to roasted turkey, garlic is the sole contender for the throne of flavor.
Let’s do an experiment in the space-time continuuum. Even if you don’t believe in astral voyage, one bite will take you to the moon and back. Grab yourself a head of garlic. Cut in half across the cloves, drizzle some evoo, sprinkle some cosher salt and roast in the hot oven for 40 to 45 minutes… When you’re done eating, come back and read this again… If youre still sober by the end of it, this post will self-destruct…