I am crazy about herbs, and grow many of my own. Cooking with herbs enhances everything from the wonderful aromas coming from the kitchen to the taste of the food.
Herbs are distinguished from vegetables in that they are used in small amounts and provide flavor rather than substance to food. Most are available fresh or dried. Drying alters flavors and aromas, so try to use fresh products for cooking with herbs when possible.
Did you know you can grow your own herbs, salad greens, and even tomatoes indoors? This Aero-Garden System actually waters your plants and turns the lights on and off. When you need fresh herbs, just snip them from your own indoor garden.
Italian parsley (shown here) has flat leaves, darker color, and coarser flavor. Both types can be used in any foods except sweets. Chefs use Italian parsley the most.
Hopefully you’ve found my little crash course on the basic herbs enlightening and are now ready to start doing a little more cooking with herbs yourself.