Savory spice has two varieties: the summer variety is an annual herb, whereas the winter variety is a perennial. Savory spice has an affinity with bay leaves, fennel, rosemary, sage and thyme.
Savory has a strong peppery taste. Summer Savory spice is used most often because it’s milder than the winter variety which has a stronger sharper, more bitter taste.
Savory spice is grown in the hills of southern France. Along with other herbs like marjoram, oregano, rosemary and thyme, it is included in blends for Herbes de Provence.
Savory is great for any pea or bean dish. It has a strong peppery taste which is good for people on a salt-restricted diet. They won't miss the salt.
Savory is good for: artichokes, beans, beef, cheese dishes, chicken, duck, eggs, fish like trout, goose, ham, lamb, legumes, lentils, meatloaf, mushrooms, onions, pasta, peas, pork, rabbit, rice, salmon, seafood, soups, stews, stuffing, tomatoes, tuna, turkey, vegetables (asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, parsnips, peas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips), and venison.
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