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On Food and Cooking

By Harold McGee

Published 2004

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Lovage (Levisticum officinale) is a large western Asian plant that has aromatics in common with celery and oregano, along with a sweet, flowery note. It was used in ancient Greece and Rome and known as Ligurian celery. Today its large lobed leaves flavor beef dishes in central Europe, and tomato sauces in Liguria. Elsewhere it’s little known.