We eat a lot of garlic in this house. I crush it or dice it for sauteing and I roast it! Everyone must learn to How to Roast Garlic! It’s one of the easiest things you’ll ever do. I love EASY recipes!
I didn’t start buying fresh garlic til my late twenties. If I wanted garlic, it came in the form of garlic salt.
Funny Story: I remember back in college and I lived with my married friend and her family while I went to summer term. She left me a note with a bulb of garlic next to it and said to peel it and put it in the chili. So I peeled it and put the PEELINGS in the chili. When she returned, she asked why I didn’t put the garlic in and when I told her I did and how, she about peed her pants laughing. She still laughs about that to this day as well as the time I made her brother in law slide his ID under the door to prove it was him.
Yes, I’ve always been very safe.