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Cooking Ingredients

Cooking Ingredients

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The bay leaf originated in Asia Minor, and spread to the Mediterranean and other countries
with suitable climates. Bay leaf is not grown in Northern regions, as the plants do not thrive
in cold climates. Turkey is one of the main exporters of bay leaves, although they are also
grown in areas of France, Belgium, Central and North America, Italy, Russia and India.[1]
The laurel tree that the bay leaf comes from was very important both symbolically and
literally in both Greece and Rome. The laurel can be found as a central component found in
many ancient mythologies that glorify the tree as a symbol of honor. This association
continues today.[3]

Bay leaves are one of the most widely used culinary herbs in Europe and
North America. The bay laurel tree has been cultivated since the beginning of recorded

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