Savory is a classic spice for legume-based dishes – beans, peas, soups, stews. It is also very suitable for picking cucumbers and tomatoes. It is also used with fish, veal and poultry dishes, meatballs. Savory goes well with parsley, onions, garlic, bay leaves, rosemary. Blended with marjoram it somehow resembles the taste of black pepper. Normally not used with oregano.
Savory grows on the Mediterranean and Black Sea coast, in the Crimea, in the Caucasus. Savory is one of the first aphrodisiacs in Europe. The ingredient was used by the nobility in affairs of love, the bitterness of savory increased the range of their possibilities. Because of this, women loved to use savory when cooking dinner for their men. There are fresh and dried savory leaves used as spices, but it is known, that the aroma of dried savory is much more intense, than the fresh one.