Marjoram is a wonderful herb with a warm, sweet flavour reminiscent of pine, with grassy, zesty notes on top. Native to the Middle East and North Africa, it was used by the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness. As a seasoning, marjoram has a wide range of uses – anything from a salad dressing to a warming stew. Although its use in stews, soups and sauces is perhaps more popular. Since it is quite pungent, it can even stand up to very robust meaty flavours such as wild boar and venison. The fresh leaves can also be steeped to make quite a refreshing tea, which is said to aid digestion. It tends to work well with dairy, complementing the creaminess with those fresh zesty notes.