I am Garlic, fruit/vegetable series, 12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas, 2009. I ate it raw like an apple as a kid, spitting the paper-like covering to the ground. Grow it in the garden to encourage the roses. When my kids were younger, we made the "One and Only Garlic Spaghetti" to help celebrate state occasions such as; a open house, an award, a performance or science fair at the school. We ate a whole lot of garlic, still do.