Remember when ordering whole bay leaves, as well as other dried herbs, that they are extremely light. One-half ounce is a lot of bay leaves, about 1 cup in volume.
In general, I think, human beings are happiest at table when they are very young, very much in love or very alone.
— M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), 'An Alphabet for Gourmets' (1949)