Herbes de Provence
Herbes de Provence are a mixture of dried herbs from Provence. A recent invention, first appearing in the 1970s.
The mixture typically contains rosemary, marjoram, basil, bay leaf, thyme, and sometimes lavender flowers and other herbs. They are almost exclusively sold as dried herbs and the proportions vary by manufacturer.
Herbes de Provence are used to flavour grilled foods such as fish and meat, as well as vegetable stews. The mixture can be added to foods before or during cooking or mixed with cooking oil prior to cooking so as to infuse the flavour into the cooked food. They are rarely added after cooking is complete.