Bay leaves are NOT for eating. Take a bite and you’ll soon discover they’re pungent, bitter, and not pleasant. BUT, when put into your dishes to infuse their flavors, delicious things start happening. Whether it’s a curry, a lamb casserole, a pot roast, or a seafood dish, the bay leaf brings levels of flavor that chefs around the globe have come to rely upon. Just make sure you remove them before serving up your creations.