Savory herbs that tend to grow in hot, relatively dry climates—like oregano, for instance—have flavor compounds that are relatively stable at high temperatures, and are well-contained within the leaf. They have to be, in order to withstand the high temperatures and lack of humidity in their natural environment. Other arid herbs likeUseful information (note the absence of basil)... makes me feel better about using dried herbs in my marinated queso fresco. Click through the above link if you're interested in The Food Lab's take on New York Style pizza sauce.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
From J. Kenji Lopez-Alt: