Purple (or hardneck) garlic is spicier and fuller-bodied than its traditional white cousin and adds an earthy, robust layer of flavor to any dish. Crushed raw into summer pesto, purple garlic is bracing, almost biting, and fresh. Roasted in winter, it's nutty and mellow. Chopped and tossed into salad dressing, it wakes up everything around it. Stuffed into a roast, it pushes deep meaty flavor. Always have plenty on hand!