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bouquet garni

a bouquet of herbs

Bouquet garni

A bouquet garni is made up of the herbs used to flavour a soup, stock or stew, usually tied together like a bouquet so they are easy to remove from the pot. The exact herb can vary widely, but the classics are bay leaves, thyme and parsley.

Packets of bouquet garni in shops usually just include bay and thyme; the stock cubes also contain parsley.

Herbs and spices

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Arnaud 25