Rosemary's leaves are used fresh and dried. Rosemary is especially vital in the Mediterranean cuisine. Rosemary is often used to flavor savory dishes such as lamb, venison, pork and poultry but also fits well with potato dishes, tomatoes, eggplant and zucchini.
Rosemary originates from the Mediterranean, where it still grows largely uncultivated. The largest growing areas are Spain, France and the USA, but the aromatic spice can also easily be grown in our home gardens.
see Anne Iburg "Dumont little spice encyclopedia", Eggolsheim, Dörfler Verlag GmbH