The Garlic Language

Submitted by

Alicia Gómez (University of New Mexico)

Story behind this recipe

This comes from a friend in Dublin, Ireland, called Brian Tansey. Is Garlic non-rhotic?

On an Irish (Gaelic) site I'm on - somebody looked for help with the Garlic language! This is my favourite.


2 dozen Large words

1/2 oz butter

2 cloves garlic, well diced

2 shallots, diced

Diced parsley

Juice from 1/2 lemon

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. Pepper

Measuring units


Cooking Instructions

Clean the words, removing any expletives, commas or full stops.

Combine butter, shallots, garlic and parsley. Stir well.

Add lemon juice, salt and pepper and blend briefly.

Place the words in a shallow baking dish.

Fill each word with a dollop of garlic butter mixture (about 1/2 or 1 teaspoon each). Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Serve on a page with a side serving of music.

And a (well) Read wine.