Inspired French Fine Herbs Blend
Herbs are staple to any dish, especially in French cooking! Used as a garnish, in a sauce or soup or as a seasoning, Fines Herbes add delicate flavor and elegance to any dish. In fact, this herb combination has been an essential part of French cooking since the early 1900's and most likely long before that!
About Our Fines Herbes
Fines Herbes are a traditional French seasoning herb combination. Masterclass explains it this way. "In 1903, famed French chef Auguste Escoffier was the first to name the herb blend in writing, which was later confirmed by Julia Child who defined fines herbes as "a mixture of fresh parsley, chives, tarragon, and chervil" for her American audience."
Parsley, Chervil, Tarragon, Chives
Our French inspired Fines Herbes seasoning blend is comprised of parsley, chervil, tarragon and chives is a perfectly balanced combination that will add a French touch to your dishes.
Fines Herbes Meaning
Fines Herbes simply means, Fine Herbs. Our Fines Herbes blend is a combination of some of the most elegant and delicate ingredients from the Herb family.
Herbs and Spices in French Cooking
Les Herbes et les épices play in French, or Herbs and Spices in English, the spice racks are full of incredible finds in French markets. With a strong influence from the rest of Europe and even North Africa, the colors and flavors of herbs are everywhere.
More specifically, French cooking has several key herb and spice blends that are a staple and are certainly ones to discover if you have the chance!
French Spice and Herb Blends
Fines Herbs vs Herbes de Provence
Many people ask the question, what is the difference between Fines Herbs and Herbes de Provence. The answer is simple, the ingredients, the taste, and the location from where the come.
The ingredients in Fines Herbs are as mentioned above: parsley, chervil, tarragon and chives. The last three ingredients give Fines Herbs it's distinct favlor. Chervin and chives come from the onion family, but with a lighter, let pungent attack. Leaving a delicious and delicate onion flavor. Tarragon, similar to the chervil and chives, brings a light anise flavor, not overpowering, but a delicious dimension and umami.
Herbes de Provence are cultivated in Southern France using herbs from the region. This part of France tends to be sunnier and warmer throughout the year, yielding a bit heartier herbs and ingredients. Herbes de Provence are generally comprised of a mix of thyme, savory, oregano, rosemary, and at MarnaMaria we add little bit of French lavender as well!
With completely different herbs in Herbes de Provence, the flavor profiles are quite a bit different.
How to Pronounce Fines Herbes
Fines Herbes, pronounced feenz zherb, (yes, with a z sound!) will transport you to the food capital of the world.
With this classic French inspired herb blend, you are one step closer to France.
How to Use Fines Herbes
We love it for eggs, omelettes and quiches, but it is a delicious add to soups and cream sauces as well. It is also delicious with in braised chicken dishes, savory crepes, mussels, and even as the herb addition in your favorite vinaigrette.
Quiche with Fines Herbes
Moules Fines Herbes (Steamed Mussels with Fines Herbes)
See our complete recipe catalogue at FeastandFlight.com!
About MarnaMaria Spices and Herbs
See why people love MarnaMaria Spices & Herbs! We put the best and freshest spices and herbs at your fingertips. Discover new ingredients, tastes, and foods of the world with MarnaMaria Spices & Herbs!
Our spices and herbs are locally sourced from across the globe and our blends are combinations of the best ingredients we can find! Don't miss our Hawaiian seasonings and sea salts or our olive wood collection! We want to encourage you to expand your palates and knowledge of the cuisines of the world!