Cookbook:Herbes de Provence
Herbes de Provence or Provençal herbs is a mixture of the herbs traditionally used in the cooking of Provence, France. The mixture was created in the 1970s to simplify the use of these herbs; traditional cooks did not have such a mixture, instead using the individual herbs in amounts suitable to their own tastes. Although a few commercial mixtures do not have it, many cooks consider that Herbes de Provence without lavender is not really Herbes de Provence.
A fairly standard mixture is given here.
Mix these dried herbs together:
- 1 Tbs basil
- 1 Tbs marjoram
- ½ Tbs rosemary
- 1 Tbs summer savory
- 1 Tbs thyme
- 1 bay leaf, crushed
- 2 or 3 lavender flowers, crushed