- A video showing someone peeling garlic with ease has gone viral on Twitter, with everyone from amateur chefs to big names in the culinary world taking notice.
- Twitter user @VPestilenZ posted a video in which she pokes a short, sharp knife in-between the seams of a head of garlic and quickly pulls out clean cloves without the skin.
- Supermodel and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen reshared the video in a tweet.
- Some people seem sceptical that the viral garlic-peeling hack actually works, but multiple homemade videos appear to show that it’s effective.
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A video showing someone peeling garlic with ease has gone viral on Twitter, with everyone from amateur chefs to big names in the culinary world taking notice.
Twitter user @VPestilenZ posted a video in which she pokes a short, sharp knife in-between the seams of a head of garlic and quickly pulls out clean cloves without the skin.
As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!
— ???????????????????????????????????? ✣ ???????????????? ⬜⬜????????⬜⬜???? (@VPestilenZ) June 17, 2019
“As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!” they wrote.
At the time of writing, @VPestilenZ’s Tweet had more than 65,000 retweets and 176,000 likes. Much of that engagement likely stemmed from a response from supermodel and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen.
Teigen reshared the tweet and wrote: “WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT.”
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 17, 2019
Twitter users in the comments have responded with mixed reviews of @VPestilenZ’s garlic hack
Some people say they have found success popping out fresh garlic cloves, while others say they have struggled to peel the garlic effectively.
It worked for me! This person is obviously more proficient, but in principle it worked; the garlic just popped out when I stabbed and twisted it. I feel so betrayed for not being taught this before. (Knife on left worked best.) pic.twitter.com/imoKUcLjag
— Patrick Alba (@patrickthealba) June 17, 2019
it does I just tried it. mind blown.
— Very Legal and Very Cool Elayne (@chatelainedc) June 17, 2019
Some people, like Telegraph Women writer Rebecca Reid, say the hack doesn’t work.
We have tried it in our office and it DOES NOT WORK
— Rebecca Reid (@RebeccaCNReid) June 17, 2019
One user compared the garlic hack to the supposed pineapple-slicing hack that INSIDER debunked after it went viral earlier this year.
Another Twitter user expressed scepticism, but quickly changed his mind after someone posted a homemade video that appears to show the hack’s success.
— Shmully (@ShmullyWolfson) June 17, 2019
The consensus, however, is that most people’s minds are blown.
lol I literally bought a garlic press this year because I wanted to start cooking Indian food
— Samit Sarkar (@SamitSarkar) June 17, 2019
— Breanna_Jones ♡ (@breanna__jones) June 17, 2019
“Bojack Horseman” screenwriter Jonny Sun seems to share the same opinion.
— jonny sun wrote a new book! (@jonnysun) June 17, 2019
INSIDER was unable to reach out to @VPestilenZ for comment.
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