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Are dried sage and rubbed sage the same thing?

David in Olympia, WA Oct 25, 2004 01:20 AM

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    Dorothy RE: David in Olympia, WA Oct 25, 2004 02:12 AM

    Rubbed sage is dried sage but not all dried sage is rubbed sage.

    Rubbed sage is dried sage ground (presumably rubbed) into an exceedingly fine powder.

    Dried sage can be whole leaves, whole branches, rubbed, etc.

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      rien RE: Dorothy Oct 25, 2004 10:23 AM

      The definition above is correct. I'd add that if a recipe calls for rubbed sage, buy whole dried sage leaves and crush them yourself by rubbing them between your fingers. Whole dried sage leaves are, in my experience, much more flavorful and true to the character of sage.


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