herb helper 
a dictionary of 
common cooking herbs:


oregano Both oregano and its close relative marjoram are members of the mint family, and native to the Mediterranean area. Oregano, which has a woody stalk and clumps of short dark leaves, has a pungent, peppery flavor, while marjoram, which has pale green leaves, adds a sweeter flavor to dishes. Oregano pairs especially well with tomato, egg and cheese dishes.

classic uses: bolognaise sauce

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