Rosemary and Herbs for Italian Food
Answered by: Yvonne Tremblay
Question from: No Name Given
Posted on: October 18, 2004

What are the primary uses for fresh rosemary?

Please see my previous posting "Rosemary Recipes" (http://www.richters.com/show.cgi?page=./QandA/Culinary/20031026-1.html) for a list of recipes using fresh rosemary; that will give you an idea of what the primary uses are.

What herbs are the most common in Italian foods?

These most common herbs for Italian food are basil, Italian parsley, as well as rosemary, oregano and sage. Pesto is of course a popular sauce made from basil, garlic, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. Basil is used often whenever tomatoes are served. Oregano, rosemary and basil in tomato sauces. Fresh sage is used in Veal Saltimbocca.

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