In the pantry: Bay leaf

A bay leaf is an aromatic leaf that has been used for flavouring since the times of the ancient Greeks. The leaf, while occasionally available fresh, is often dried and gives off menthol, eucalyptus-like aromas. But when used to flavour soups, stews, and sauces, the bay leaf helps add a floral perfume to a dish. The most common type of bay leaf is the bay … Continue reading In the pantry: Bay leaf