Culinary Tip: French Herbs - Savory Spoon Cooking School

Culinary Tip: French Herbs

The French have great cooking style, as everyone knows, and one of their secrets is the effective use of herbs to bring out subtleties of flavor. In fact, there are three famous French herb mixes: fines herbes, bouquet garni, and herbes de Provence. Fines herbes is the most delicate of the three and is a blend of fresh parsley, chives, chervil, and tarragon. Many French cooks now add thyme to the classic four ingredients, and marjoram, savory, and watercress are sometimes also included. Fines herbs are mild and subtle and are generally used in egg dishes, on poultry, and in salads.

Recipe of the Month: Savory Bread Pudding with Asparagus, Gruyère, and Fines Herbes