Garlic scapes are the flower bud of the garlic plant. The bud is removed to encourage the bulbs to thicken up. Scapes taste just like garlic. They can be used in exactly the same way as garlic in any recipe. Garlic scape stalks are very smooth until they get near the top where they bulge out and then taper to a point. That’s the bud of the garlic. You cut that part off before chopping up the rest of the garlic scapes. It’s the stalk part which you use in the recipe.