Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday’s Last Spoonful: Herbs de Provence

A French seasoning blend
Look for jars and packages of this spice mix at most major supermarkets. The main ingredients are usually a combination of savory, thyme, rosemary, fennel, and marjoram. The traditional mix contains an array of spices used prevalently in southern France to season savory dishes. Many variations or recipes exist. This food item grew in popularity with American consumers during the 1970s. Cooks can also make their own “herbs de Provence” at home. Also, remember that freshly made herbs de Provence has a different aromatic character and flavor compared to a blend of the same ingredients that’s several months old.

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