Description: Fresh or dried bay leaves are used in cooking for their distinctive flavor and fragrance. The leaves are often used to flavor soups, stews, braises and pâtés in Mediterranean cuisine. The fresh leaves are very mild and do not develop their full flavor until several weeks after picking and drying.
Culinary Uses: Bay leaves were used for flavoring by the ancient Greeks. It is a fixture in the cooking of many European cuisines (particularly those of the Mediterranean), as well as in the Americas. They are used in soups, stews, meat, seafood, vegetable dishes, and sauces.
Part Of Plant Used: Leaves
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The distinct flavor of fresh Bay Leaves stands out in even the heartiest dishes, where it is most at home. Add to soups, stews and sauces for a memorable meal.