Curry Plant

Appears in
On Food and Cooking

By Harold McGee

Published 2004

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Curry plant is a Mediterranean member of the lettuce family, Helichrysum italicum, that has been said to be reminiscent of Indian curries. It does contain a number of terpenes that give it a vaguely spicy, pleasant aroma; it’s used to flavor egg dishes, teas, and sweets.