Herbs are the edible, leafy green sections of plants that have been used in culinary and medicinal applications since ancient times. If your dish is lacking flavor, you don’t have to add extra salt or fat. Simply turn to fresh herbs. The licorice notes of basil, the lemony scent of thyme, the fresh punch of parsley—there is an herb to complement any dish. If you’ve only been using herbs sprinkled over your finished dish, try making them into sauces like pesto and chimichurri; they add a burst of flavor to soups and grilled meats, fish and vegetables. The Food & Wine guide to herbs includes tips for working with herbs as well as our favorite recipes like Herb Butter Roasted Chicken, Herbed Zucchini Feta Fritters and more.

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3 Fast Herb Fixes

A Modern Way to Cook by British author Anna Jones (dubbed the new Nigella Lawson) is a vegetarian bible, and fresh herbs are key. Here, three easy ways to use your herbs.
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Oregano Recipes

Say hello to your new favorite herb—oregano is perfect for homemade pesto, grilled seafood, and roasted chicken. Add a few sprigs to your negroni for an aromatic garnish.
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Coriander's warm, nutty flavor brings simple dishes like grilled tuna and roasted vegetables to the next level.
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Marjoram Recipes

Citrusy marjoram adds a note of brightness to some of our favorite dishes--like braised swordfish and roasted Cornish hens.
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16 Parsley Recipes We Love

Don’t underestimate how much freshness parsley can bring to a dish. We love how the fragrant herb brightens crispy smashed potatoes, elevates pasta, and, of course, enhances any dish with garlic and butter. Read on for some of our favorite recipes featuring parsley.
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11 Recipes to Make with the Ultimate Fall Herb: Sage

Sage's fragrant, woodsy aroma makes it the perfect herb for fall cooking. From umami-packed grilled cheese to sweet butternut squash pierogis, here are 11 terrific recipes to make with sage.