Word Of The Day: Lovage

Get yourself some lovage this weekend, if possible. The truth is that Europeans get more lovage than we do. They're just lucky...when it comes to certain edible plants, that is. Lovage is a plant whose leaves are used as herbs and the roots as vegetables.

The name lovage is said to come from "love-ache," but "ache" was the medieval term for parsley, and has nothing to do with romantic pain (at least to our rudimentary knowledge). Lovage is similar to celery in taste and the leaves can be used in salads, soup or teas. The English make a a lovage cordial mixed with brandy as a winter drink. Love potion? Never underestimate the power of suggestion.

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