Fresh garlic has a much fresher smell and taste than dried garlic. It is a little bit stronger in taste so beware with quantity in dishes.
Foodsecret: if you've eaten garlic and want to get rid of the bad smell in your mouth, eat an apple or some lettuce. The substance that discolors apples causes the sulfur in garlic to have less effect. Less so.., not like in completely BAM! GONE! ... A new study has emerged that says that fresh mint leaves are even better!