The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165215 Message #4010264
Posted By: leeneia
24-Sep-19 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
I've been cooking with dried herbs for fifty years, and I think they're fine. When guests come for dinner, the food always disappears, so it's not just my opinion.
I add the herbs shortly before serving the meal. The flavors and aroma of herbs come from huge, delicate molecules, and long or hot cooking is bad for them.
There is (was) a store near me that sells nothing but spices and herbs from big jars. One day I put my nose at the top of one and smelled the contents. Ewww! I bet that pot had not been washed for years. I'll get my spices another way, thank you.