Rosemary is a fragrant herb that smells kind of piny. You can find it in the grocery store, either dried in little jars, or fresh with its little needly leaves still attached to the twigs. It grows wild in temperate places like Italy and California.

Rosemary tastes really good with white beans, lamb (for the carnivores out there) or potatoes. It is often an ingredient in foccacia. The dried leaves are stiff and don't soften with cooking, so I like to grind them up. You need to strip the fresh leaves from their twigs. If you chop them up, they will release more of their fragrance. The longer twigs are sometimes sold as fancy skewers for grilling meat or vegetables.