By Marge Perry
October 25, 2011
Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine

The answer may sound like an old wives' tale, but it's not. This is true, for whatever scientific reason…

After you wash your hands with soap and water, rub them on a stainless steel surface: it can be your kitchen sink or faucet, stovetop–anything you have in your house that is stainless steel. Even better: buy a stainless steel "soap" that is made just for this. It is a piece of stainless been formed to look like a piece of soap and it can easily be stored near or under your sink. It is useful for both garlic and onion smell, and it really does work. Just don't ask me why!

After you've gotten the smell off your hands, enjoy some of these garlic recipes:
7 Ways with Garlic
Vampire-Proof Dishes