Daphnis and Chloe – Selected Bay Leaves


Daphnis and Chloe harvests their Bay leaves by hand, exclusively from mature trees, at the peak of their potency. They choose the natural drying process, as it helps maintain the subtle scent of cinnamon and nutmeg typical in Bay leaves of the highest quality. So if you ever thought Bay is flavorless, it’s time to taste them and reconsider!


The sun-loving Bay trees are native to the southern Mediterranean region, where they’ve been a culinary staple, and a mythological subject, since antiquity.

Their leathery, aromatic leaves add a balsamic, slightly spicy flavor to soups, stews, and marinades. Bay leaves make your legumes more digestible, so it’s no wonder they constitute an essential ingredient for cooking chickpeas and lentils. Rather than defining a recipe, they round it up, adding a backbone for other flavors to emerge. This selection is particularly robust, so use them with caution. You only need one leaf for a stew of 4-6 people. Remove the leaves before serving, allowing just the essence to remain.

For optimal quality, place in an airtight container in a drawer or cupboard. Properly storing your herbs is very important as it expands their life span. Avoid direct sunlight and humidity.

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