One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Mixed herbs used in cooking, especially fresh herbs chopped as a flavoring for omelets.
- ‘The dish was completed with a sieved hard-boiled egg, truffles and fines herbes.’
- ‘There is a green-waxed Edam (with fines herbes); a mahogany-coloured one (with peppercorns); and a cumin-flavoured one in orange wax.’
- ‘It's a splendid match with garlic, chives and onion, as well as the traditional fines herbes; a blend of chervil, thyme, parsley and tarragon.’
French, literally ‘fine herbs’.
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