Rosemary - Cut & Sifted
There's rosemary, that's for remembrance." Ophelia - Hamlet.
This ancient shrub native to the mint family can be found growing wild all over the Earth these days but originally you would have had to travel to the Mediterranean to find the woody bush. The latin name translates to "dew of the sea," and once you get working with some of this the right way you will understand why.
The piney, minty notes pair with the undertones of camphor and eucalyptus. Rosemary is versatile like so many other spices, but this one is one that even the french have adopted into their cuisine with open arms. They chuck this in everything, including their famous "herbs de provence."
Rosemary is famous for being the go-to lamb spice when paired with garlic but works in an array of other dishes, everything from other types of meats to creme brûlée.