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Sachet d'Épices

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Sachet d'Épices

Sachet d'Épices

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Definition: A small cheesecloth sack containing herbs and spices used to add flavor to stocks. Translates literally to "bag of spices" in French.

Often referred to simply as a sachet.

Common items included in a sachet d'épices are:
  • dried thyme
  • parsley stems
  • bay leaf
  • whole peppercorns
  • whole cloves
These ingredients are tied inside a piece of cheesecloth, which is then suspended in the simmering stock at the end of a length of cooking twine, so that it can be easily retrieved.
Pronunciation: sa-SHAY DAY-pees

Also see: Bouquet Garni
Also Known As: sachet

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