Fresh Sweet Bay Laurel Leaves
Leaves of flavor.
Grown on a small farm in Northern California, these intensely aromatic fresh bay laurel leaves will transform a simple pot of simmering beans or a roast chicken. You could also use them to skewer meat or to make an aromatic bed for potato or onion gratins. These bay leaves stand out because they’re as fresh as you can get: Branches are cut to order, gathered into a bunch and wrapped with twine, and shipped within 24 hours or less of cutting. That doesn’t mean you need to use all the leaves immediately, though: You can hang or place them in a basket to gradually air dry.
Photography by Mark Weinberg
Details & Materials -
Fresh sweet bay leaves
10-12 branches, each 6-8” long
Care & Notes
Hang or place in a basket to gradually air dry. When a recipe calls for 1 bay leaf, double the amount if using a fresh bay leaf.
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