Monday, May 4, 2009

Fresh Herbs, Guitars and Drum Solos

When cooking with fresh herbs it's important to keep in mind that there are two categories. There are heartier herbs such as oregano, thyme and rosemary. Then there are the delicate herbs such as basil, parsley, cilantro, chives and dill.

Not sure when to add each type of herb to a dish? Try thinking in terms of guitar and drum solos.

Heartier herbs are like guitar solos. Musicians usually add guitar solos in the middle of a song to build excitement. Heartier herbs are also added at the midway point to unlock their exciting flavor!

Delicate herbs are similar to drum solos that occur at the end of song as part of the grand finale. Use these herbs as the finishing touches to dress up your wonderful culinary creations!

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Brent Garell
The Kitchen Roadie

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