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Difference between California and Turkish bay leaf?

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Difference between California and Turkish bay leaf?

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takadi | | Jan 25, 2014 04:47 PM

According to my understanding, california bay leaf has a much more intense flavor but I'm pretty sure there's more to it than just california bay leaf being a stronger version of turkish bay leaf. What are the flavor differences and what applications does each type excel in? Penzey's says that Turkish although weaker has a "depth of flavor that the California Bay Leaves can't hope to match", but to be honest, it sounds like a bunch of marketing hype.

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