Quick Notes:

What is Tarragon?

Tarragon is a perennial herb with an anise-like aroma and flavor. A little goes a long way. This herb is a primary ingredient in the popular French blend Fines Herbes, and can be used too for mixing Bouquet Garni spice blends.

Pictures of Tarragon:

Tarragon - fresh
Tarragon - dried

What is the Origin of Tarragon?

It is indigenous to Siberia (Russia). Cultivated extensively in France.

The Russian variety is more pungent with a little bitterness. French Tarragon is preferred because of its delicate anise-flavor taste.

Tarragon is Good for These Foods:

Including classic sauces, like Bernaise, this herb is used extensively in French cooking.

Tarragon is good for these foods: beans, celery, cheese dishes (fondues, souffl├ęs, quiches), chicken, duck, eggs, fish, fruits, greens, ham, lamb, mushrooms, pasta, peas, pork, rabbits, rice, salmon, seafood, soups, stuffing, tomatoes, turkey, and vegetables (e.g., asparagus, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, potatoes, squash).

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