Did you know that bay or laurel leaves come from the laurel tree? If that sounds familiar, laurel wreaths were used to crown winners in ancient Greece. The laurel tree originated in Asia Minor and the dried bay leaf is a go-to herb in Greek, Turkish and Mediterranean cooking.
Bay leaves are used only to flavor a dish. Always remember to remove them from the food before serving because they’re difficult to digest and are very bitter to taste. Try to use the leaves whole as when they are broken or Continue Reading →