Would it be too much to claim that garlic recipes make the world go ’round? Perhaps so, but this much is true: You can’t make garlic chicken without it. You can’t have garlicky mashed potatoes without it. Italian dishes and Chinese cuisine would suffer mightily, and some of your favorite bread sticks and savory monkey breads would be shadows of their former selves. Garlic recipes make every meal better. To mince, smash and otherwise handle it like a pro, check out our How to Handle Garlic video.