a dictionary of
common cooking herbs:
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
classic uses: bolognaise sauce