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Studying different culinary terms, learning and practicing recipes all the time. I am very passionate about food and family. I cook at work and at home.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sage

Native to the Mediterranean and North Africa, Sage has a very potent aroma and a musky flavor. It is commonly used these days in culinary for flavoring sausages and fatty meat stuffing such as pork and goose. One of my favorite dishes sage is used in, is veal saltimbocca where it is used to flavor the oils in which the veal is cooked.
During the medieval times sage was used for treatment of colds, fever, epilepsy and constipation. It was also used by country folk to make sage wine and tea, cheese flavoring and in sage tobacco.  People also used it as a mouthwash, a hair tonic and for teeth whitening.