Bay Leaf

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Bay Leaf

Bay Leaf (Laurus nobilis) – Also known as laurel leaf and bay laurel, the leaves of a small evergreen laurel tree native to the Mediterranean have long been associated with honor, glory, and triumph. Greek athletes were rewarded with a wreath of laurel leaves, Roman emperors and poets were immortalized in stone wearing such wreaths, and sayings such as “to earn one’s laurels” and “resting on one’s laurels” derive from this plant. They impart a lemon-nutmeg flavor to foods, and are usually used whole and removed before serving. Two varieties are commonly available; the shorter, more oval Turkish variety are much preferred over the longer, narrower California variety.

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