Garlic, once a remedy to keep the vampires away was made popular in America by Italian immigrants over a hundred years ago. In fact garlic has become so popular, every year Gilroy, Calif., hosts the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Sounds awesome, but what’s hard to understand is garlic for dessert. A finalist in last year’s cook-off: roasted garlic blueberry and pear cobbler with garlic pecan brickle cream. Guess we had to be there.