118. Herbs

Herbs are an important element of both Mediterranean food and gardening. The word herb means different things to different people. Botanists define herbs as any plant without above-ground woody growth.


Chefs define herbs as leafy botanical ingredients added to dishes to expand and enhance flavor. They differ from spices, such as clove and pepper, which come from other parts of plants.


Look and see what herbs are growing here now. You may find oregano, marjoram, rosemary, sage, parsley, or lavender.