Yesterday I was following a recipe (in the vague sense that I usually follow such recipes) for making onion soup when I came across instructions to tie my herbs together for removal at the end of cooking. Lacking the option, at least easily, to tie them together I ended up chopping them and adding them to the dish but it left me thinking back to the '80s and the days when bouquet garni were rather more common and you could purchase them in dried form like a tea bag to add and extract. I don't know when or why they became less commonly used, perhaps it was just me leaving home but I don't actually think I can recall having used one since then. So I was left wondering when other members last used one in the conventional sense (tieing the herbs together for removal or actually using a tea bag style one of dried herbs)?
Last edited by a moderator: