Sage is a staple across the Mediterranean region. A popular culinary herb though use it sparingly owing to its strong flavour.
Sage is an herb that is prized for its strong herbal aroma and sweet earthy flavor. It is used in savory recipes. Sage has a unique flavor that brings warmth and complexity to dishes. It works well when combined with other herbs.
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Sage is a pungent herb that adds a feeling of warmth to dishes. It has an earthy taste, combining the scents and flavors of citrus and pine. The fresh version is more vibrant and less bitter than dried.
Sage is often paired with other herbs such as thyme, marjoram, and rosemary and harmonizes well with garlic, onion, oregano, parsley, and bay leaf.
Sage is an herb that retains much of its flavor once it is dried. However, it will not have the same brightness that is found in fresh sage. Drying concentrates the flavor and can give the herb a slightly bitter taste. Therefore, when cooking, less dried herb is added to the recipe than fresh.