You know what you won't find in my spice cabinet? Bay leaves. Never. That's why I was a little taken aback when Mr. Nag returned from the supermarket with a bag of them. I threw them in a soup. All of them. Did they add a certain je ne sais quoi? No they didn't. I should post this on my cupboard door as a reminder to Mr. Nag:
- What does a bay leaf taste like? Nothing.
- What does a bay leaf smell like? Nothing.
- What does a bay leaf look like? A leaf.
- How does a bay leaf behave? It behaves as a leaf would, if you took a leaf from the tree outside of your apartment building and put it into your soup.
Read about The Vast Bay Leaf Conspiracy at The Awl