H is for Hyssop (Hysoppus Officinalis)
Hyssop is an aromatic plant from the eastern Mediterranean. The plants leaves have a pungent, minty and also Slightly bitter taste.
The main use of the Hyssop plant today is in the
distillation of certain liqueurs, such as Chartreuse and Benedictine. It is also one of six major herb ingredients used in the production of Absinthe.
Other uses of the young leaves include the
flavouring of Mediterranean soups and stews,
the seasoning of stuffing's, oily fish and certain Charcuturie products.