The Hidden Stories of Kitchen Herbs

The etymology of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme

Image by Racheal Parkinson from Pixabay

When you use herbs and spices, you are using plants that have been enjoyed by humans for thousands upon thousands of years. The etymologies reflect this — in many cases these are words that have passed through the centuries nearly unchanged, and we know our favorite aromatics by the same words used long before the siege of Troy. Nevertheless, the path…



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