The flavor of fresh garlic is milder and more refined than that of dried garlic. Fresh garlic is used the same way in dishes as the dry variety. The green stem, which tastes a bit like chives, is also excellent to use in dishes like soups and stews in a salad. Fresh garlic lasts about 4 days in the refrigerator.
Dried bulbs of garlic are the most commonly used variety in the kitchen because they have a shelf life of at least two months. Dried garlic has a sharper, more pungent flavor than fresh garlic and has what most would consider to be the typical garlic taste and smell