Black is the hot new colour in food
Welcome to the home of Black Garlic in New Zealand. A relative newcomer to New Zealand shores, Black Garlic is the new star ingredient that is creating genuine excitement throughout the culinary world and gaining endorsements from celebrities such as Oprah, who awarded Black Garlic Superfood 2012 status, due to it possessing twice the antioxidants as plain white garlic.
Since its introduction from Asia, Black Garlic has quickly established a loyal following on both sides of the Atlantic and is regularly used by Michelin Star awarded chefs Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay, TV Chef/Host Nigella Lawson, The Roux Brothers and Master Chef Australia’s George Calombaris.
Black Garlic recent appearances on popular TV shows Top Chef, Iron Chef and Master Chef (UK) have generated new found fame. Master Chef (UK) contestant Tim Anderson, included Black Garlic as a key ingredient in his semi-final winning dish, before taking out the Master Chef (UK) 2012 final.
Black Garlic has a matte-black colour and gooey-soft, chewy texture and possesses a sweet taste similar to balsamic and caramel. Rated by USA culinary website Epicurious.com as ‘Liquid Gold’ Black Garlic is the ingredient every kitchen should have.