But, Greece's most famous historical chef, Nicholas Tselementes, amongst many other things, abhorred garlic.
To me, that's suspicious!
is widely venerated amongst his
countrymen for his
fascist-like efforts to cleanse Greek cuisine of the contamination suffered over millennia from interaction with cultures he
considered barbaric, like Roman, Turkish and other influences.
Curiously, while pursuing his
puritan ideals, Tselementes
, who was French trained, decided to enrich Greek cuisine with the gloss of distinct Gaulish influences.
Thus, Tselementrix along with his
new chums, Asterix and Obelix, took on the gastronomic might of the Roman Empire without a single bulb of garlic to threaten anyone.