The Basics

Summer savory and winter savory are closely related to rosemary and thyme. Savory is relatively unfamiliar, but once you begin using it, it’s hard to go back! It has a peppery flavor that adds dimensions to savory dishes, with winter savory having a more concentrated flavor than summer savory.

Cooking Tips

Both excel in an herb rub for meats and fish, in a Dijon vinaigrette, stuffing, eggs, beans, and flavored vinegar. Add sprigs when cooking beans to enrich the broth, and then more fresh chopped to the finished beans.

Savory has also be used medicinally in a tea to aid indigestion and sore throat, or the leaves can be rubbed on bug bites to bring relief from itchiness.