Dear Kitchen, What is the best way to get the garlic smell off your fingers after chopping fresh garlic? I love the taste but have started to avoid it because it takes several days and a few showers to get it off of my hands for some reason. - Cass garlic gadgets that will limit, but not eliminate contact between garlic and your hands. Also, all garlic is not equal. Grocery stores usually sell soft-neck garlic which has a longer shelf life, but is more difficult to peel. We suggest ending your fresh garlic fast by picking up some hard-neck garlic at a farmer's market. Your hands won't pick up as much smell from hard-neck garlic. It is less pungent and easier to peel. For more garlic suggestions, check out our archive.