Green Beans à la French Tarragon Vinaigrette April 19 2017

Tarragon – Artemisia dracunculus

Tarragon is an exotic perennial herb in the sunflower family with anise-like flavor and is native to Europe, southern Russia and western Asia. During the late 1500's, the Tudor family first introduced Tarragon into the royal gardens, from its origins in Siberia. The colonists then brought tarragon to America, where Thomas Jefferson was said to have become its first distributor there. 

Its genus name, artemisia, comes from the Greek goddess Artemis, goddess of the moon; and its species name, dracunculus, comes from the Latin for dragon, referring to the shape of its root.

Often called the King of Herbs by the French because it is commonly used in classic French cuisine, and is great for flavoring vinegars, butter, fish, pork, beef, poultry, vegetables and rice.

Dried tarragon often has minimal flavor, and fresh tarragon is not always easy to come by, so having our Tarragon Culinary Essential Oil on hand provides fresh flavor anytime you need it no matter the season. We love the sweet, anise-like, herbaceous flavor profile of this oil, which is potent enough that you only need one or two drops for an entire recipe! …Enjoy!