Originally Posted by Drama Queen
Fresh basil tastes nothing like dried basil and can't be compared. Basil is one of those herbs that is NOT good when dried. Smell both of them and you'll see. If you're using fresh basil, always put it in the pot at the last minute and don't let it cook. It loses it's flavor very fast when cooked.
I disagree 100%.
I have some lovely fragrant dry basil from my garden that is wonderful in tomato sauces and other things. Penzey's basil is very good too.
Fresh and dry basil have their own uses in the culinary world. With dry, it's important that you use a good quality product.