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A kind of Wierd Question

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Hello peopl! Although my rank calls me a culinary student, I'm more along the lines of a future one. I've been accepted to culinary school, but I'm on the waiting list to actually get in. Enough about me, here is my question.

My girlfriend has a really odd allergy, and its pretty severe. She is allergic to garlic. Now, I was wondering is their any spices that can add the same kind of flavor to foods that isn't garlic? Thanks for your time. :)
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You can try this Asafoetida. She might not have the same reaction to elephant garlic or garlic chives (not sure if its a different plant, or just the shoots of regular garlic).
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Use Shallots.A mild onion/garlic taste...good cookin...cookie
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I'd tread lightly. All those mentioned and others, including shallots, leeks (elephant garlic is actually a leek), chives of all types, onions, ramps, etc. are alliums, and get their flavor from sulphurides---which is probably the source of her allergy.

I would have her tested before feeding her any of the above.
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ditto what KYHeirloomer said......find out exactly what she is allergic to before experimenting with her food...after you get the answer from the medical types, then come back and ask for help..... how sweet for your concern......

I personally have a few food allergies and makes it no fun to eat something that has the offending ingredient . I can not have soy.
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