Originally Posted by Toast
Thanks for telling me what that is. Thyme.
I think HT had it too.
Fresh thyme, if you have not used it, has a similar flavor to fresh oregano. Italians favor oregano, and the French seem to favor thyme. Both are really easy to grow where you and I live.
The French leave the thyme on the stems, because there is a lot of flavor in the stems. I never tried that until today, and they are right. I was amazed at the amount of good, mellow flavor came out of those fresh cut sprigs of thyme.
When the cook is done, you just pull the stems out, as you would with bay leaf. The stuff you don't want to eat is gone, but the flavor they created remains.
This is a big reason why I do throwdowns. I learn so much chit.