The peel, or zest, of citrus fruits comes from the outermost layer of skin. It contains pungent, aromatic oils that add intense flavor to foods. Remove the colored outer peel (not the white) by using a grater, paring knife or vegetable peeler.
Herbes de Provence combines favorite herbs from the Provence region in southern France. It commonly contains basil, fennel seed, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, sage, summer savory and thyme.