HERBS, EVERLASTIING

In bouquets and on the plate, the workhorses of the kitchen reclaim their mystical powers.

By Ligaya Mishan Photographs by Sharon Core Styled by Joshua Werber
Food Matters


ONCE, HERBS WERE weapons. Five thousand years ago, the Sumerians recorded, in cuneiform, lifesaving prescriptions of myrtle and thyme. The oldest surviving text of Chinese herbal pharmacology, extolling the benefits of ginseng, camphor and cannabis,...

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