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A must for every serious cook’s store cupboard, this herb is one of the most commonly used aromatics of all. It is used to add depth of flavour to stews, soups, tomato-based dishes and anything that has a fairly lengthy cooking process. Break the leaf in your hand before adding to the cooking to intensify the flavours, or you can simply drop a whole leaf in the pot and let it infuse in the juices of your dish. Bay leaves also add subtle notes of flavour to rice if they are are dropped into the water or stock while cooking.