Dill weed is native to Western Europe and Russia. Traditionally used in German and Scandinavian cooking, it has become more popular in the States. The best dill weed is grown in California, which is where we get ours.It has been said that if you place dill over the door, no one ill-disposed or envious of you can enter your house.
The flavor of dill weed is similar to dill seed but they shouldn’t be substituted for each other. The aromatic, pungent, caraway-like flavor of the seeds can be overpowering while dill weed has a milder, more delicate flavor. Use dill weed to flavor salads, potatoes, white sauces and meats. Dill weed should be used toward the end of the cooking process.