Tarragon

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Tarragon

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) – The fresh, anise-like flavour of this perennial herb is used to great success in many classic French preparations such as sauce Béarnaise and fines herbes. Although it retains some of its flavour when dried, fresh tarragon is much preferred. Tarragon branches and leaves are often steeped in vinegar, and tarragon vinegar imparts the unique flavour of the herb to any dish it is used in. Since the plant seldom (if ever) sets seeds, it must be propagated by cuttings or root divisions. Beware of other, inferior imitators such as “Russian tarragon” and “Texas tarragon.”

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