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lovage,

tall perennial herb (Levisticum officinale) of the family Umbelliferae (parsleyparsley,
Mediterranean aromatic herb (Petroselinum crispum or Apium petroselinum) of the carrot family, cultivated since the days of the Romans for its foliage, used in cookery as a seasoning and garnish.
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 family), native to the mountains of S Europe and cultivated elsewhere. Its aromatic fruits are used in soups and as a flavoring for confectionery and for some liqueurs. An aromatic oil extracted from the roots has been used medicinally and also for flavoring. The edible leaves are usually used like celery. Lovage is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Apiales, family Umbelliferae.
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lovage

Grows as tall as a person. Yellow-greenish flowers in globular clusters. Leaves look like wide parsley with a touch of maple leaf influence and can be used in soups and salads. Roots can be eaten raw or steamed, grated into salads. Smells an tastes like celery. Seeds can be used like fennel seeds. Lovage tea is antiseptic and is used to stimulate digestion, relieve bloating, gas and flatulence.. High in the flavonoid quercetin. Do not take if pregnant or have kidney problems.

lovage

1. a European umbelliferous plant, Levisticum officinale, with greenish-white flowers and aromatic fruits, which are used for flavouring food
2. Scotch lovage a similar and related plant, Ligusticum scoticum, of N Europe
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A Lovage tastes a bit like celery and the leaves should be used as you would a herb - chopped and added to dishes and sauces.
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Dennis Klein's "Game Playing in Four Plays by Peter Shaffer: Shrivings, Equus, Lettice and Lovage, and Yonadab" is valuable particularly for its consideration of Shrivings, Shaffer's only unproduced play; Yonadab, a 1985 play that has received little critical attention; and an extended section on the recent play Lettice and Lovage.
The latest collateral victim of the bombs over Baghdad, in a manner of speaking is actress Vanessa Redgrave, who was fired from her starting role in the upcoming national tour of a Broadway play, Lettice and Lovage.
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While savoring his perfectly cooked lamb with lovage and dried apricots, we talked about "Wallander," the TV detective series set in Sweden; savored in our minds the great hotdog with fried onions in Copenhagen; and had a laugh about Stockholm street art that involved toilet bowls planted to flowers.
English goat's cheese in a brioche bun, kohlrabi parcels filled with lovage puree, an amuse bouche of gooseberry juice - which I wanted to bottle and keep - smoked tomatoes in charred savoy cabbage leaves dribbled with balsamic vinegar - leading up to the chef 's signature Brie de Meaux bread and butter pudding with custard and grapes.
A starting salad of heritage tomatoes with shavings of manchego and lovage leaves is perfectly complemented by a Sancerre and precedes the only dish of the night that doesn't quite work.