Thuyanol (wild thyme)

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Thuyanol (wild thyme)

Technical guide

Ingredients Thuyanol (wild thyme)
Origin France
Net weight 10 g
Conservation / Utilisation In a dry, dark place such as a closed cupboard.
Price incl. tax €6.50

Hints of minth and encalyptus. For fruits.

Conseil With a fruit salad or in a syrup for poaching fruit.

The words of Olivier Roellinger

This thyme is particularly good when used in syrups for poaching peaches, apples, pears, pineapples and apricots. A few pinches in fruit salad, or in a summer iced herbal tea, are also refreshing. This rare thyme is the favorite of pharmacists.

Story

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is an aromatic plant which flourishes in a wild dry and sunny environments such as scrubland, in the form of odoriferous mats. In the scrublands of southern France, during the spring this wild thyme is hand-picked using a sickle, according to traditional methods and organic farming practices, then it is gently dried. Thyme has adapted to its environment by changing the composition of its essential oil, which explains the differences of perfums and flavors between these wild thyme. Thyme was known and appreciated by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. Foreign cook writers used to say it was the "secret of French cuisine". Thyme is used in many French traditionnal recipes such as stew, beef bourguignon, cassoulet. Thyme is the essential ingredient of the "bouquet garni".