Never in my years of cooking have I used Kitchen Bouquet. I kinda feel like when I was growing up and I wanted to do something because everyone else was doing it and my parents would say “If everyone else jumped off the bridge, would you?” Well, I guess the answer these days is . . probably!
I always knew that my mom added it to her gumbo. My friend, Sarah, and I were talking while I was in Louisiana, and she was telling me something she makes and she uses Kitchen Bouquet. I said . . I’ve never used it! She said “I use it all the time!” Then, my sister was telling me about something she made and she said she used Kitchen Bouquet. Really? I’ve never used it. She said “I use it all the time!”
Yesterday Nicole called and said “Where in the grocery store would I find Kitchen Bouquet?” What? You’re getting it too?
So, on my trip to town to get a hair cut today, I stopped and got myself a bottle of Kitchen Bouquet!
Honestly, I think it’s just coloring. Kinda like coloring the gray in your hair . . which I don’t do. It doesn’t change the fact that I’m a senior citizen . . it just covers it up. Since I pretty much feel that what you see is what you get, I’m not real fired up about using Kitchen Bouquet but obviously, since everyone else is doing it, I had to do it too.
What do you think? Do you use it? Does it change/enhance the flavor of anything . . or just “cover the gray”? 🙂