Many question whether Bay Leaves are necessary when called for in a recipe.
Simply, yes. They add a layer of subtle background music for the stars of your dish to play over.
Once you have let them simmer for a while you'll notice that the flavor and aroma will change. The harsh nose-clearing menthol tapers down and more complex tea-like aromas start to come forward. These are the flavours you're looking to add to your soups, stews, and sauces.
A very popular leaf in the herb world. Fresh and aromatic, especially good when it's...
Chervil is also known as French parsley. It's flavour is delicate, you'll taste a hint...