Want an exotic new flavoring for herb-infused meat? Germans use it for goose. Koreans use it for rice cakes. It’s mugwort, and boy is it fun to say. 

Mugwort is a bitter, hoppy flavoring agent used to season meat and other dishes both in Europe and Asia. Before the discovery of hops, it was often used to flavor beer. Whether you find it growing wild or cultivate it alongside your thyme, rosemary and oregano, make sure to tie mugwort into your next homemade herb basting brush.

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