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Dried Basil--Are you a fan or not? If yes, how do you use it?

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Dried Basil--Are you a fan or not? If yes, how do you use it?

Normandie | Nov 20, 2009 09:29 PM

I'm asking because over time I've seen diverse views about it on CH. I've seen comments that it has no taste, but OTOH I've seen it included in people's ten essential seasonings lists in the board's current thread on the topic.

It doesn't seem to have much fragrance or flavor, to me. But I know some really good cooks out there and some accomplished chefs use it. So what am I missing?

Btw, I'm not anti-dried-herbs, at all. I actually prefer dried thyme and dried oregano to fresh for *most* applications, though I do use fresh for some recipes.

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