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Chives have a mild, fresh, onion flavour and bright green colour. They are the smallest and most delicately flavoured member of the onion family. Use generously.
Chives grow in the cooler Northern hemisphere. Dutch farmers have even been known to use them as fodder for their cows to produce chive flavoured milk. Chives are cut in July before they flower and are processed quickly to avoid deterioration of their delicate flavour. Chives, together with Parsley, Tarragon and Chervil make up the classic French "Fine Herbes".
The delicate flavour of Chives is preserved by quick freeze-drying immediately following cutting and processing. Their colour should be bright green.