I don't usually buy tresses of Garlic, they seem touristy and expensive.
Normally I go for the loose, purple skinned variety that a nice lady sells at our small Saturday market.
However, this time I threw caution to the winds and plumped for the above. Bizarrely, it was kilo for kilo cheaper than the loose bulbs, and the cloves themselves looked beautifully plump.
I recently separated the cloves from an entire bulb, left the outer skins on, and roasted them with a Chicken and some spuds. Nothing special about that.
They were spectacular; the outer skins came away easily, and the big fat interior Garlic cloves popped out perfectly, and were absolutely delicious. I don't know what variety they are, but they are quite different to my usual ones.
Not a lot gets cooked around here without Garlic, so we use quite a lot. I shall definitely be buying these again.
They also keep Witches and Socialism away!