Bay Leaves, Turkish
Turkish Bay Leaves, Whole or Powdered
The flavor of these Turkish bay leaves is far milder and more complex than that of domestic bay; it adds a subtly sweet astringency to dishes. Only one or two are needed to enhance a whole roast, pot of soup or stew.
Spice House owners Patty and Tom Erd had been married for many years before Patty tried something new by throwing a few bay leaves in with her roast pork chops. She received the supreme compliment from her husband: "What did you do? These are as good as my Mom’s!" .
When ordering whole bay leaves, as well as other dried herbs, remember that they are very light. One-half ounce is quite a lot, about 1 cup in volume.