From Egypt. The name Rosemary might suggest a timid personality but the spice is anything but. The flavor and aroma is strong and distinctive. It tastes woody, minty and somewhat balsamic and peppery. Rosemary perks up sleepy dishes. Or, use it as a rub to transform beef, chicken, fish, lamb, pork or wild game. Rosemary need not be coddled; you can add it early in the cooking process.