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Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.6 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), which owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants that generate over $8.5 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 200,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2014, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fourth year in a row. Olive Garden is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, Olive Garden restaurants have donated nearly 30 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country.

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How to Roast Garlic

How to Roast Garlic

In three simple steps, learn how to turn garlic into a creamy, decadent spread to serve at parties or as an anytime appetizer.

If you’ve never tried roasting garlic, we’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s incredibly easy. Not to mention it serves as the perfect topper to a slice of toasted French bread. Garlic bulbs (heads of garlic) are made up of as many as 15 sections called cloves.

1 to 4 bulbs of garlic
2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil for each bulb
salt and pepper, to taste

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Peel paper like skin from around each bulb of garlic, leaving just enough to hold garlic cloves together. Cut 1/4 to 1/2 inch slice from top of each bulb to expose cloves. Place cut side up on 12-inch square of foil.

Drizzle 2 teaspoons oil over each bulb. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap securely in foil. Place in pie plate or shallow baking dish. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until garlic is tender when pierced with toothpick or fork. Let stand until cool enough to handle. To serve, gently squeeze soft garlic out of cloves. Spread garlic on bread or use in your favorite recipe.



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