This unlikely match proves the old adage is true, that "what grows together goes together" (basil naturally repels bugs that would otherwise feed on apricots
). We've spotted the almost-musky-tasting fruit and the peppery, faintly sweet basil joining forces in everything from chicken salad to shower gel (really) lately.
Valerie Gordon, who bakes cakes, chocolates and pastries at her boutique, Valerie's Confections
in Los Angeles, puts the fruit and herb in a galette
, a sort of free form crusty cake, in her new book, Sweet