Afraid of Vampires? The Stinking Rose is for You

garlic, restaurant | February 19, 2015 | By


Top Eight Ways that The Stinking Rose is Guaranteed to Ward Off Vampires:

  • Their motto is “we season our garlic with food.”
  • They serve 3,000 pounds of garlic every month. Every MONTH. Do you realize how light garlic is and just how much that translates to??
  • It’s home to the world’s longest garlic bread, which includes 2,635 individual bulbs of garlic.
  • Their 40-Clove Garlic Chicken really does include 40 cloves of garlic in every dish.
  • Where else can you get a garlic flavored ice cream?
  • Even the drinks are garlicky with their signature garlic martini topping the list.
  • Local Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew members aren’t allowed to eat at the Stinking Rose any more because of passenger complaints about their stinky breath.
  • Previous customers claim that it sometimes takes 3 days for the garlic breath to fade.

I can’t imagine this being a great place to have to walk by everyday, but their menu does sound delicious. Fortunately, once cooked, garlic is not nearly as strong as it is raw…as I learned first hand by eating whole cloves at my first shrimp boil party.

So while forty cloves of garlic may be a bit excessive to actually eat, the flavor would be mild and probably quite delicious. Just don’t sit within a 5 foot radius of me for a few days!

You’ll never see me late for dinner (Wordless Wednesday)

Wordless Wednesday | February 11, 2015 | By

Don't call me late for dinner

Canadians love their…. Mac and Cheese (Part 2!)

canada, Canadian, canadians, pasta | February 9, 2015 | By

(Part 1 can be found here: Canadians like their…Kraft Dinner)

The whole “American boxed mac ‘n’ cheese vs. Canadian KD (Kraft Dinner) obsession” is one of the silliest, strangest things I have to try to explain when I’m comparing the differences between food in America and Canada.

Considering there’s an entire section in the Canadian Culture portion of Wikipedia about how obsessed they are with KD, it really is something worth talking about. What I hadn’t seen before was a video like the one above about how they actually *taste* different, though.

Having tried both quite extensively, I can say they do have some differences, but when it comes down to it, both are still just cheap boxed pasta that gets covered in an unnatural orangey “cheese” dust that college students live off of and the rest of us still indulge in from time to time as a guilty pleasure.

(If you’re curious about more of the technical differences, check out this post from Garden Gnome’s Canadian Perspective. She does a breakdown that is quite funny at times and even reminds us that only Americans would need two sets of instructions for how to open a simple box of mac and cheese.)