bouquet garni

Pronunciation: [boo-KAY gahr-NEE]

A bunch of herbs (the classic trio being parsley, thyme and bay leaf) that are either tied together or wrapped in cheesecloth and used to flavor soups, stews and broths. Tying or bagging the herbs allows for their easy removal before the dish is served.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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