Native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran, Garlic is found in almost all types of cuisines. It can be a classic component of bread (garlic bread, bruschetta, crostini) and is often paired with onion, tomato and ginger in Italian and Chinese dishes. Garlic stems are often used in stir frying and leaves are a popular vegetable in many parts of Asia. Oils can be infused with garlic cloves and used to season all categories of vegetables, meats, breads and pasta. Chili garlic sauce is a popular condiment and dip across North America and Asia.