Cooking with fresh herbs

Fresh herbs are bright, bold, and borderline intoxicating--and when taken beyond a restrained sprinkling, they transform a dish

12 ways with fresh basil

Fresh basil lends dishes a sweet-spicy flavor that we can't get enough of. Here are our favorite recipes highlighting the herb

Cooking with fresh basil
Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Elaine Johnson

Cooking with fresh basil

A member of the mint family, basil lends a sweet-spicy flavor with hints of clove and anise to Italian-style sauces, pesto, and pasta. It's tomatoes' best partner, and also adds a refreshing accent to stronger Southeast Asian flavors. Here are our favorite recipes highliting the fresh herb.

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