Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The King of the Herb Garden - French Tarragon
French tarragon is considered the best kind; its small strong green leaves taste very distinctive, anise-like, sweet, spicy and rarely bitter, it is considerably more aromatic and finer than the Russian tarragon, which is somewhat bitter and rarely tasty. Tarragon contains two to three percent essential oil with the main component being tarragon oil.
It's essential to Georgian cuisine either fresh with sharp cheese or in some dishes as the main flavouring.