Bay Laurel Herb Profile

Learn how to cook with bay laurel herb, plus get tips about growing bay laurel and fun facts about its history.



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Hardy bay laurel herb has a rich history to match its rich flavor.
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This is Umbrellularia californica, the California bay variety.
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Bay herb is used to make a traditional laurel crown.
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One creative use for bay leaves: Make a simple, fragrant holiday wreath of dried bay.
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You can shear laurels into treelike standards.
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