When they’re in season, we will always eat and love ramps. These babies are too delicious — and their season is too short — to ever pass up.
But wild leeks pack a powerful punch (their taste is something akin to a garlic-onion hybrid), and that leaves us with less-than-desirable breath.
Normally, we’re cool with stinky breath as long as the food we’re eating tastes good, but tonight, our editors are attending the ASME awards (where we’ve received a few nomination nods!).
The only problem? We’ve got a ramp tasting in the kitchen beforehand. We put out the call to our readers on Facebook and Twitter — how can we get rid of our ramp breath? Here are your genius ideas.
“Chewing fresh parsley leaf seems to work well for garlic breath.” — @Cooking_Anthony
“Parsley! Or lemon!” — @NPizzotti
“Parsley helps if you have bad breath, not if you just ate a bunch of garlic. Make sure everyone has a box of Altoids in their pocket before heading out!” — Annya Eyestone
“Chew on fennel seeds; widely used in India to freshen breath after meals.” — @dizeedeez
“Chomp cardamom seeds!” — @MsLeighRiley
“Green tea. Chew basil, tarragon, mint, or gum. Mouthwash. Hot sauce or mustard.” — Juan-Carlos Valadez
“Ginger tea w lemon. Or barley tea, unsweetened.” — Shane Marie Fisher
“Several tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with water in a teacup or the same amount of fresh squeezed lemon juice!” — Samuel Edward Mcbride
“Quick rinse of baking soda and water then brush teeth.” — Cristine Laarkamp Scott
“Bring a portable toothbrush and make sure you dont skip the tongue!” — Kalia Bacik
“Lots and lots of water.” — Cinema & Spice
“Beer!!……..also vodka!” — Richard Williams
“I never bother. I am proud of my garlic breath!!” — Kali Kardas
“Eat more ramps. you will eventually reach rampilibrium.” — @elliottpapineau
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