Top 10 Herbs to cook Italian 8. Bay leaf

Alloro 1Bay leaf was highly praised by the Greeks and the Romans, who  believed that the herb symbolizes wisdom, peace, and protection.That’s why still nowadays  after  getting the university degree we wear a laurel crown.

laurea1The spice contains many  minerals and vitamins(A and C) that are essential for optimum health.

Store bay leaf in an airtight jar or container and keep away from direct light.

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  •  1 carrot
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 stock of celery
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 bay  leaves
  • 5 l. water

Cook the sliced vegetables and the bay leaves in abundant water with a pinch of rock salt.DSC_7892a

Bring to a boil over a  high flame and then let it simmer. Let it cook for  an hour.Now your broth is ready to be  served  with any small pasta or  tortellini cooked in it for 10 minutes.

If you like  you can cook  also a hen or a chicken with the vegetables,cooking it for two hours and skimming regularly.





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