A perennial herb from the mint family. Most common variety is garden thyme with gray-green leaves and a pungent minty, light-lemon aroma. Another well-known subvariety is lemon thyme, an herb with a more pronounced lemon aroma.
Ethnicity: Southern Europe, Mediterranean
Season: available year-round
How to store: Dried thyme should be stored in a cool, dark place for no more than 6 months.
Matches well with: beef, carrots, chicken, figs, fish, goat cheese, lamb, lentils, onions, peas, pork, potatoes, soups, tomatoes, venison