Chervil is a delicate herb that is pronounced “SHER-vil, used frequently in French cuisine. A part of the parsley family, chervil has a mild flavour with hints of liquorice.
Chervil leaves are curly and resemble carrot greens. Because of its delicate flavour, chervil is usually included in recipes, such as salads and soups, where it will not be overpowered by the other flavours.
Chervil substitute: If you don’t have chervil and a recipe calls for it, you could substitute fresh parsley or tarragon or a combination of the two.