The reaction to the video just keeps on coming and many see it as a game-changer: "I’m 33 years old. I’ve lost no less than 4 years of my life peeling garlic."
With a little help from model turned cook Chrissy Teigen, a tweet showing a video of an incredible technique to peel a garlic clove has gone viral.
As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!
— 𝖛𝖆𝖑𝖊𝖓𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖆 ✣ 𝖑𝖔𝖗𝖉 🌑 (@VPestilenZ) June 17, 2019
It seems everyone has a different method to peel a garlic bulb and it’s never quick or easy. Professional chefs and at-home cooks swear by many different methods – from smashing garlic cloves on a cutting board, or by soaking them in water, squashing them with a knife or microwaving them.
“I use a hack from my mum: put your garlic bulb in a sealed glass jar and shake it like mad until the cloves separate,” said The CEO Magazine‘s Holly Johnson.
But when Bachkarova posted her video, which shows her individually removing cloves from the head of garlic using a knife, or a pointed blade – Twitter was in awe of the kitchen hack.
Chrissy Teigen, who is married to musician John Legend, watched the video and tweeted, “WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT,” seemingly sharing Twitter’s reaction.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 17, 2019
“What kind of sorcery is this?!!?!?” one user asked, while someone else said their weekend plans would consist of trying this new method — what they dubbed a “culinary moon landing,” Fox News reported.
“My life just changed forever,” another user quipped, while someone else tweeted: “This kind of info exchange is why the internet exists.”
The reaction to the video just keeps on coming and many see it as a game-changer.
“I’m 33 years old. I’ve lost no less than 4 years of my life peeling garlic. It’s too late for me. I hope younger generations can benefit,” someone tweeted.
“Not sure how I never knew about this. I lament when I consider how much more garlic I could have used during all these years had I only known of this technique,” another said.
“Time to not think about all the time I’ve lost peeling garlic in any other way,” someone else tweeted.
Of course, people have given Bachkarova’s method a workout in the kitchen.
Wow. The person in the video is obviously more practiced, but I finished this in less than a minute.🤯 🤯🤯
The pocket knife worked best, another knife with a flatter back would be better. What else are people keeping from me!? This feels like a conspiracy. #garlic #garlicgate https://t.co/TbFmp8eI91 pic.twitter.com/L3gmwKYcWY
— Patrick Alba (@patrickthealba) June 17, 2019
OK. I just tested this. I think it *could* work w/ a little more practice, but there’s a definite learning curve, and I think you at least have to peel the top layer first.
— Meghan Elizabeth (@BitterMeg) June 17, 2019
However, there are always the non-believers.
— Charlotte Morgan (@cornwallchar) June 17, 2019
— Jesse Reynolds (@ifyouseekjesse) June 18, 2019
Another Twitter user said you had to have the right knife to replicate the video.
“It does [work]!” the user wrote. “You need to use a knife that’s not too sharp and a little thicker!”