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To Peel a Whole Head of Garlic, Just Shake it Up, Baby!

Nancy Leson

This week, Nancy Leson demonstrates Martha Stewart's clever method for peeling a whole head of garlic.  Nothing could be simpler. And not only is it easy and fun, it (wait for it...) really, really works!

As the Isley Bros. sing it during this week's episode, "All you've got to do is shake it up, baby!" No more whacking individual cloves with the flat of a knife when you need a whole lot of garlic, which is what I do usually—Okay, always. Here's how Martha does it.

Got some clever kitchen tricks you'd like to share? Do tell. Right down there.

"Garlic maketh a man wynke, drinke and stynke."

– Thomas Nash

Dick Stein joined KNKX in January 1992. He retired in 2020 after three decades on air. During his storied radio career, he hosted the morning jazz show, co-hosted and produced "Food for Thought" with Nancy Leson and wrote and directed the Jimmy Jazzoid live radio musical comedies and 100 episodes of Jazz Kitchen.