is a culinary mainstay in French cuisine
. The ingredients of fines herbes are fresh parsley
. These "fine herbs" are not the pungent and resinous herbs that appear in a bouquet garni
– which, unlike fines herbes
, release their flavour in long cooking. Marjoram
or lemon balm
may be added to fines herbes
. The marjoram and tarragon may be dried.