Article: January, 2016

Spice Explorer: Bouquet Garni

Do you find yourself using the same spices and herbs over and over again? Want to get exotic? You don’t have to fly around the planet to get that experience. You can do it right in your own kitchen. With Spice Explorer, we’re taking you on a trip, a journey of palate-pleasing discoveries. Every culture has certain flavor characteristics that make its cuisine unique, distinctive, identifiable. Inject your cooking with new life and new flavors from around the world with Lobel’s Spice Explorer. Buckle up! Here we go!

Building Aroma and Flavor: Bouquet Garni

Bouquet garni is a bundle of fresh or dried herbs that is used to flavor a wide variety of dishes, from soups, stews, braises, sauces, and much more. These herbal accents are very identifiable and bring a depth of flavor and interest to every dish.



Culinary Classic: Seafood Chowder

On a cold wintry day, nothing satisfies like a steaming bowl of chowder.

To say that chowders are popular and come in all varieties would be a gross understatement. Type “chowder recipes” into Google and in less than half a second, you’ll get more than a million results.


Culinary DIY: Dumplings

Dumplings are one half of the quintessential comfort food: chicken and dumplings. There’s a reason we’ve already written about it in our Culinary Classic: Chicken and Dumplings. Sure, you can have chicken soup without dumplings and you can certainly enjoy it that way, but once you add dumplings to soup, you really take it to the next level.