Herbs 101

Up until about a year ago, the same thing happened every time (and I mean every single time) I found myself cooking something that called for some type of fresh herb: I would read the recipe for the dish twice, circle the herb which I needed to go purchase, realize I had no idea how to really recognize the herb, google the herb, go to the store and (somehow) manage to locate and buy the herb, and then get back to my kitchen to gingerly try my hand chopping or slicing the herb. It was, i admit, a truly embarrassing sight. I mentioned this was a year ago though… so what happened between then and now? Ah-haa, let me tell you! Thanks to a bit of research and this awesomely illustrated ‘basics of herbs’ cheat-sheet, I learned all about how to prepare, identify, utilize, and even chiffonade herbs like a pro! So don’t be shy and take a look… you, too, can be the herb-aficionado of your kitchen!