In days gone by when marjoram was believed to symbolise happiness, it was planted on graves to give peace to the departed. In culinary use, marjoram’s bitter sweetness gives depth and character to salads, soufflés and stuffing.
It matches particularly well with eggs and is often added to omelettes, fish and vegetables. For 1 tbsp of fresh marjoram, use 1 tsp of dried. Try instead of oregano for a more delicate flavour.