No one knows why garlic is called the stinking rose.
'Rose' is obvious, because sometimes it looks like a rose when the dry outer layers peel off the garlic bulb.
But 'stinking' is a puzzle, because garlic smells so gorgeous.
My explanation is completely opposite the version obtained from Google when I looked it up.
They must have misprinted it.
I used this particular big fat bulb when I cooked 'chicken with forty cloves of garlic' later.
The recipe for this wonderful feast can be found on the website for the Stinking Rose restaurants in San Fransisco and Beverley Hills.
However I included the two little plum tomato halves to add flavour to the dish.
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