How-To & Diy

5 Links to Read Before Eating Alliums

October 15, 2014

Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: All about alliums.

Garlic, onions, leeks, chives, scallions, ramps, and shallots are all part of the crunchy, pungent allium family, which provides a strong backbone of flavor in most savory dishes. Whether you're adding raw garlic to a pesto or caramelizing onions for a creamy dip, you'll want to brush up on your allium knowledge. These links will guide you.

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How to Buy and Use Garlic  How to Buy and Use OnionsHow to Buy and Use Leeks  How to Buy and Use Scallions

  • Do you get a little teary when you chop onions? These five tips might help with that. (The Kitchn.)
  • From bread and slaw to pancakes and relish, these recipes highlight scallions' versatility. (Bon Appétit.)
  • Take the bite out of raw garlic and onion with these helpful tricks. (Food52.)
  • Follow this advice to keep your garlic from turning green. (Serious Eats.)
  • Melissa Clark demonstrates how to clean leeks before using them. (New York Times.)

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