The Herb Garden: Marjoram

The Herb Garden: Marjoram

Interested in joining a cooking class in Rome? Check out all the delicious cooking experiences we can arrange! If you’re visiting for the first time, this column explores the nature, history, medicinal and culinary uses of herbs in cuisine in general, and in Italian...
The Herb Garden: Thyme

The Herb Garden: Thyme

Interested in taking a cooking class with a seasoned professional, preparing authentic Italian dishes? We run classes in Rome, Florence, Naples, Siracusa, Ragusa, Palermo. Email us! If you’re visiting for the first time, this column explores the nature, history,...
The Herb Garden: Parsley

The Herb Garden: Parsley

If you’re visiting for the first time, this column explores the nature, history, medicinal and culinary uses of herbs in cuisine in general, and in Italian recipes. If you’re a regular, welcome back to The Herb Garden! Today we investigate parsley, or, as it is known...
The Herb Garden: Mentuccia

The Herb Garden: Mentuccia

Welcome back to the Casa Mia series “The Herb Garden”. Today we introduce the herb mentuccia, or Calamintha nepeta –– a perennial herb of the mint family. Culinary use One of the most central herbs to Roman cooking is mentuccia, also sometimes called mentuccia romana....
The Herb Garden: Lovage

The Herb Garden: Lovage

Welcome back to the Casa Mia series “The Herb Garden”. Today we introduce the herb lovage. Lovage, or Levisticum officinale (levistico or sedano di monte in Italian), is in the same plant family, Apiaceae, as celery, carrots, parsley and fennel. It grows...