Black (garlic) magic.

Black garlic is one of the darlings of chef-beloved ingredients—and it turns out it’s also incredibly easy to cook with in your own kitchen. This one-pound supply of black garlic is made by heating whole bulbs of garlic over several weeks in a carefully controlled environment—the result is a mess of soft, chewy black cloves that are sweeter, funkier, and less harsh than its raw counterpart, with complex notes of everything from balsamic vinegar to dates to tamarind. Use it to add instant umami flavor to an aioli, or blitz it with white beans to make a creamy, addictive dip.