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B. Johnson

0254BASIL

  
flavor
Savory
cuisine
Italian
series
Spices, Vegetables
composition
Primary

Basil


Basil is an herb, which basically means itís used as a spice. It comes from a green plant that doesnít look too terribly different than spinach. Basil is most popular in Italy and Asia, but still enjoys a fairly wide distribution throughout the world. The artist depicted Oscar Wildeís The Picture of Dorian Gray is named after this herb.

Taste
Basil tastes great. If anything, it adds a flavor to a dish that tells the eater that the preparer takes cooking a little more serious than most, and decided to throw in a little something special. Basil is a primary component in pesto.

Basil became an official snack on June 27th 2012.

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