Monday, August 23, 2010

The [Positive] Effects of Garlic Bread on Family Interactions

In a 2000 study titled Effects of Garlic Bread on Family Interactions, Dr. Alan Hirsch, neurological director of The Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation reported that the smell of garlic bread enhanced positive family interaction by 68.4 percent, while the taste of it increased pleasant communication by a staggering 99.4 percent. If you’d like to test out this theory, here’s the official (finger-licking) recipe from the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

Gourmet Alley Garlic Bread

1/2 c. butter and margarine
1/2 c. oil
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 t. pepper
1/4 t. oregano
1/2 c. white wine
3 T. parsley

Melt butter and margarine in pan. Add oil and garlic. Simmer over low heat for 1 minute. Add pepper, oregano, and wine. Bring to a boil. Add parsley. Remove immediately from heat and pour into baking pan. Cut loaves and half. Toast on grill or under broiler until golden brown. Dip toasted halves cut-side down in butter mixture. Serve immediately.

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