Whether you're looking to outwit witches, stave off vampires, or simply prepare a great meal, The Great Garlic Book is just what the doctor ordered. Subtitled A Guide with Recipes, the book is a cornucopia of information about this aromatic root. Author Chester Aaron has spent a decade cultivating more than 50 varieties of garlic--there are hundreds worldwide--and he generously shares his wealth of knowledge here. There's an entertaining section on garlic facts and fiction; a chapter on growing your own garlic; and finally, a selection of fabulous recipes, including Forty-Clove Garlic Chicken (made famous at San Francisco's Stinking Rose restaurant), that will have you asking your guests if they'd care for a little chicken with their garlic. For garlic lovers everywhere, The Great Garlic Book is likely to become the garlic bible.