When thinking of thyme, think dried thyme. It's preferred for cooking because its more pungent and holds up better in the pot. The generic dried thyme that you buy in supermarkets is "French thyme" but most actually comes from Spain.
Flavor & Pairing: Warm peppery flavor that goes well with basil, oregano and garlic. Complements beef, chicken, fish, lobster and meat loaf.
Culinary Uses: Thyme is often used for meat dishes, poultry, stews, soups, seafood, meat loaf, and sautéed vegetables. Thyme enliven sauces and gravies especially rich, cream based sauces.
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