Pairing Food with Herbs




growing a garden may be in my future, I read an interesting article by Ellen Ecker Ogden about fresh herbs. The writer and designer suggests some basic pairings of food and herbs that to some might be obvious, but to me was enlightening. The dishes I prepare tend to lack a bit of flavor, so having this little cheat sheet around may prove to be quite helpful.

Fish: Dill, Tarragon, Savory, Fennel
Beef: Marjoram, Thyme, Chives
Chicken: Tarragon, Sage, Lovage
Lamb: Rosemary, Dill
Duck: Lovage, Thyme, Tarragon
Eggs: Chervil, Basil, Parsley
Soup: Lovage, Thyme, Parsley
Vegetables: Basil, Chives, Parsley

Photo: Klesick Family Farm


One response to “Pairing Food with Herbs

  1. We have such fun with the herbs from our garden, and honestly, they tend to be easier and hardier than most of the vegetables we grow. Thanks for the cheat – it’s nice to have a starting point!

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