Why is Basil most seductive when used raw?

Why is Basil most seductive when used raw?

Understanding how basil works can help us avoid mistakes storing or cooking it that degrade the flavor of basil before we even get to enjoy it. Specifically, the information we’ll learn is relevant to sweet or Genovese basil, you’ll see why, let’s break it down.

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– Marcella Hazan Pesto: https://www.ethanchlebowski.com/cooking-techniques-recipes/classic-pesto-from-marcella-hazan?rq=basil
– 3 Ingredient Sauce: https://www.ethanchlebowski.com/cooking-techniques-recipes/marcella-hazans-3-ingredient-tomato-sauce?rq=basil

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📚 Videos & Sources mentioned:
▪ Optimising Basil Flavour Technical Review: https://projectblue.blob.core.windows.net/media/Default/Imported%20Publication%20Docs/HerbFlavourFactsheet_BASIL_2018-09-19_WEB.pdf
▪ On Food and Cooking: https://amzn.to/3islnt6
▪ Essentials of classic Italian Cooking: https://amzn.to/3CmMQEw
▪ Adam Ragusea Pesto Video: https://youtu.be/gH3FgXRN4R8

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0:00 Marcella Hazan thoughts on Basil
0:42 How does the flavor of basil work?
2:29 Optimizing fresh Basil flavor
3:03 Experiment #1: Basil Storage
3:25 Experiment #2: Cooking Basil
5:10 How to apply this knowledge to other dishes and herbs

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