Tell an old-timer that New York City foodies buy garlic scapes for $6/lb, and they’ll shake their heads so hard you can feel the breeze. It wasn’t too long ago that garlic farmers simply left their snapped-off scapes in the fields to rot. The idea that top chefs would be clamoring for these garlic farm by-products was unthinkable a mere 10 years ago. What is a garlic scape? Simply put, they’re the “flower stalks” of a garlic plant. In most northern areas, garlic cloves are planted in the fall a


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