Originating in the Mediterrean rosemary is traditionally used in Italian, Southern French and Spanish cooking. Rosemary has symbolised remembrance since at least the 16th century, it grows wild around Gallipoli and has become synonymous in Australia with Remembrance Day. Rosemary has small needle like green and silver aromatic leaves. There are a number of varieties including a creeping variety.
Selection and Storage
Fresh rosemary is preferable to dried rosemary and keeps well in a covered container or bag in the refrigerator.
Rosemary is evergreen. It grows well all year round throughout Australia and is always available.
Rosemary goes well with roasted meats, potatoes, chicken, olive oil and onions.