Sage

Named after the Latin word for “to save,” sage has been used for millennia for everything from warding off evil, to cleansing the face or increasing female fertility. Today, it is more commonly used as a kitchen herb. It has a peppery flavor and is softly sweet yet savory. Sage is a key flavor in traditional dishes all over the world. In British cooking, it is used for flavoring fatty meats, Sage Derby cheese, poultry or pork stuffing and Lincolnshire sausage. It is also commonly used in Italian cooking, in the Balkans, and the Middle East. In America, it is one of the major herbs..

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