OverviewBay is a kind of laurel, grown as a shrub or small tree, of which the leaves are used, fresh or dry (other laurels are toxic). Bayleaves are used frequently in mediterraneen cooking.
|Remove leaves from shrub or branch.|
|Use leaves whole, as they will not be eaten: the leaf is usually removed from dish after cooking.|
You can also cut a leaf in pieces for a recipe that will be strained later.