bouquet garni means: This French invention is a small, muslin bag-sized sachet with herbs. It was traditionally tied together. It usually contains parsley, bay leaves, some rosemary and thyme. However, it may include marjoram or garlic as well. There are many variations, including fennel and leeks as well as celery leaves, lemon rinds, garlic, black pepper, and other herbs. The bundle can be added to soups, stews, and sauces as flavoring. It is easy to remove the bunch if you don’t want it. (in Cooking Dictionary)
What else does bouquet garni mean?
A combination of parsley, bay leaf, and thyme that is tied in a bundle or wrapped in cheesecloth. It’s used for flavoring soups, stews, and broths. Before serving, it is taken out. (in Cooking Dictionary)
An assortment of herbs that have been tied together and wrapped in cheesecloth. (in Merlin Dictionary)