Woodruff

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Woodruff

Woodruff (Galium odoratum) – Also known as sweet woodruff, the common name belies its natural habitat of the woodland forests of northern Europe, and the species name tells us why it is valued in the kitchen. The leaves and flowers of the low-growing hardy perennial have an aroma of freshly mown hay laced with a touch of vanilla, and have been used to flavour traditional beverages such as the German Waldmeisterbowle, or May wine, for centuries. It can also be used to flavour marinades for chicken and wild game, and is often added as a flavouring agent to sorbet and sabayon.

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