Wednesday, September 17, 2008

basil and licorice

so, i have been saying - for some time now - that basil has a hint of licorice in it. and, i have had many doubters.
the experiment: next time you are in a supermarket, or a farmers market, whatever, take a basil leaf and fold it over, pressing it between your thumb and forefinger, then smell. that smell, at the back of the overwhelming basilly smell, is licorice.
and now finally i have some affirmation.

3 comments:

Jesse D. Heirendt said...

Hey, Ive always thought that Thai basil had a very licorice flavor to it.... didn't know that its actually called licorice basil... also has a hint of mint.... great stuff. check this out http://www.foodsubs.com/HerbsAsian.html Its about 3/4 down the page.

john-jack said...

i didn't know that either. so hah all you doubters. sniff that (licorice)!!

Jesse D. Heirendt said...

More like eat it!!! hahaha