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How to Make a Bouquet Garni

Bouquet Garni

A classic bouquet garni, often called for in French roasts, soups, and stews, includes:

1 part leaf thyme
1 part whole peppercorns
4 parts finely chopped parsley
1 bay leaf

Fresh or dried herbs can be used, or a combination of both.

Place herbs and seasonings in a cheesecloth square that is tied up with clean butcher's string.

For especially easy removal, make the string extra long and tie one end to the pot's handle.

For a variation, try experimenting with rosemary, tarragon, summer or winter savory, and whole cloves.

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