Marjoram is indigenous to France and the United States and comes from a low growing plant in the mint family. Having grayish green leaves of similar shape, it is often confused with oregano, but by no means is it the same.
Greeks and Romans believed that if marjoram grew on your grave, you would experience eternal happiness.
Marjoram has a delicate, sweet, pleasant flavor with a slightly bitter undertone and is used as a flavoring for many meat dishes. Try marjoram in lamb, beef and veal dishes paired with parsley, dill, basil and thyme. Great in eggs, tomato based soups and sauces.