You will find many recipes in any book that calls for a recipe. bay leaf One or two. How useful is this common ingredient in changing the flavor of a dish’s food?
It’s a complicated question and one brave listener is able to answer it. The New Yorker Radio Hour They decided to ask. Ina Garten Bay leaves can be considered “BS” Garten was recently a guest On the radio, the caller asked this question:
Dear Ms. Garden, I was about 10 years old when I first read a brief story in. Harper’s I don’t remember much about the plot or the title. The only thing I do remember is a scene in the bay leaf fished out of a bowl. Since then, I have been nagged with the question “Are bay leaves BS?” asked Alex Lewin in Berkeley, California.
It turns out, Ina Garten is as confused as we are.
Garden replied to the question, “I don’t really know the answer to that.” “There are some things I use bay leaves for, and I have always wanted to make them with no bay leaves. But I have never had that happen so I don’t know.
“Can I just say, this is called making news,” host David Remnick said. “Ina Garten calls bulls**t on bay leaves.”
If you didn’t find the answer to your question, Rob Seixas from Delish Food has some suggestions for using bay leaves in recipes.
One dried bay leaf won’t make a difference. He said that it takes several bay leaves to make a difference. Use three to four bay leaves if the recipe calls for it. If you have fresh bay leaves, it is a better option.
Phew! They’re not all BS.
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