-Herbs de provence is a mixture of dried herbs from Provence (Southern France) invented in the 1970s.
-The mixture typically contains rosemary, marjoram, basil, bay leaf, thyme, and sometimes lavender flowers and other herbs. Thyme usually dominates the taste produced by the herb mixture.
-Herbes de Provence are used to flavor grilled foods such as fish and meat, as well as vegetable stews.
-The mixture can be added to foods before or during cooking or mixed with cooking oil prior to cooking so as to infuse the flavour into the cooked food.
-They are rarely added after cooking is complete.
This is one of my favorite spice blends to use. The combination of perfectly paired herbs allows you to get more bang for your buck. Herbs de Provence is one of those items I always like to have on hand.