Can someone tell me what these herbs are and are there substitutes?

I have a couple of new recipes that list herbs that I am unfamiliar with. The first was “fine herbs” the second was “savory”. What are these and is there a substitution that would work if they are hard to find?

4 thoughts on “Can someone tell me what these herbs are and are there substitutes?

  1. those are not specific herbs… they are jsut herb flavors… fine herbs would be like saffron… savory I would say would be like thyme, oregano, parsley, rosemary, things of that nature

  2. “Fines herbes” (it’s French, and that is the correct spelling) is a mixture that includes parsley, chives, tarragon, and usually chervil. “Savory” is also a specific herb — you can substitute thyme, parsley, chives, or just about anything else.

  3. The most widely used herbs are basil, bay leaf, fresh coriander also called Chinese or Mexican parsley or cilantro–dill, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon and thyme. (FINE HERBS)

    Burnet with its cucumber like flavor is a welcome addition to salad. Fennel is used fresh as a vegetable. The see and leaf are used for flavoring. Woodruff with other herbs such as borage, lemon verbena, sorrel and tansy. Mustard and ginger are both considered herbs by botanists, but are used in the manner of spices and are generally grouped with them. File` is a nonherb with herblike uses made from the leaves of the sassafras tree. It is used to season Creole Gumbos. (Savory)

    SPICES– are fragrant, aromatic, often pungent vegetable substances used to flavor food. They are usually grown in the tropics. Following is a list of the most often used spices:

    Allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, ginger, nutmeg and mace, paprika, pepper, safforn, turmeric.

    Today we use spiceds in every kind of food relying on their pungency to enhance other flavors or to stand alone.

    Powdered spices and herbs can be used as substitute in lieu of fresh.

  4. “fines herbes” are a combination of herbs, it consists of parsley, chives, chervil and tarragon. Savory is an herb all of its own, it is rather unique as well as a very old herb. You can also find it as summer savory. A good substitute would be thyme or thyme with a dash of sage or mint. (check out cook’s thesaurus on the web)

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