Ask your restaurant friend how to store them.
I have a fruit/vegetable storage chart I found somewhere online. Try googling "storing garlic."
My chart says they are best stored on a counter top, out of the refrigerator. But that's with the presumption that they have the skins on.
I ignore the chart on this one b/c my counter top is small and already crowded with other fruits and veggies. I store mine in the frig. Garlic, like onions, only lasts so long. Expect to keep them no more that about a month or so no matter what you do. Try to use them up! Garlic is so yummy AND healthy!
"The only way to hurt your body is to not use it." Jack LaLanne
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