Itís no wonder that herbs are so widely valued as culinary additions. Their pungent fragrances and often beautiful appearance adds both orally and visually to any meal.
Moreover, flavor of each herb is very unique, adding a particular character to each dish you cook up. Whether dried or fresh, herbs add a wonderful dimension to cooking.
Plainer dishes really benefit from depth of flavor that herbs add. Combining several herbs in one dish impart extra sophistication for discerning palettes.
How you use herbs in your food is limited only by your creativity and experimental nature in kitchen. Moreover, if you grow your own herbs you will never have to run to market at last minute because youíve forgotten to buy dill or oregano.
Youíll have freshest ingredients right at your disposal whenever you need them. Growing your own herbs is cheaper than buying them, and they taste so much better when theyíre right off plant.
Adding herbs to a dish while it is being cooked will result in flavor becoming more deeply ingrained in food. Itís same principle as with herbal infusions: heat releases character of herb. If you want to really get herbal aroma and taste into your meal, add herb early on in cooking process.