Very bad message. Judging by the opinions above, I suggest the Mods banish people who abhor garlic from the site. ;)
They're most likely vampires. :eek: Who needs to cook/trade recipes with them?
Sort of seriously, though...
It's been my impression that the farther north from the Mediterannean you go, the less garlic you will find in the cuisine. I'm not sure the Scandinavians have even heard of it... God knows what the Finns or Latvians do with it.
Garlic in Russia? Iceland? Well, Alaska, for that matter?
On the other hand, The Poles, who are not exactly semi-tropical, make very effective use of garlic in their sausages. So do the Germans.
So, OK- I'm really interested in information from people who are better-informed about these cuisines than I am.
Is this a valid hypothesis, or am I full of... umm, garlic?