Rosemary has an almost pine-leaf like appearance, and a bracing, herbal aroma. The mint
relative has a long history of both medicinal and culinary use, and was believed to be particularly beneficial for memory enhancement. Though native to the Mediterranean, rosemary cultivation spread to Europe and America, where it grows well. The herb pairs well with roasted vegetables, meats, and poultry, grilled fish, and cheese. It is also an excellent enhancement in rustic breads.