Interni Cucine Styles
One of the many fresh herbs used in many Italian kitchens. The aromatic flavor of thyme complements Southern Italian sauces of hot peppers and eggplants, as well as being a primary herb in soups and stews.
The Italian word for sage, salvia, derives from the Latin salus, which means health, safety or well-being. Sage was sought, studied and used for medicinal purposes long before it was used in the kitchen.
Basil is undoubtedly the most popular herb in Italy. It is most commonly used fresh in recipes, as in the beloved Insalate Caprese, as well as tomato sauces. Basil is one of the main ingredients in pesto, a green Italian oil-and-herb sauce.
Rosemary is a familiar sight in the Italian countryside, growing in the wild throughout Italy and the rest of the Mediterranean region. It is a very popular herb in Italian cooking, often used in vegetable preparations and to aromatize olive oil.