My grandmother in Cuba grew basil in abundance in her front yard and used it almost daily in her cooking. Basil, while predominantly used in Italian cuisine, is used it Latin cooking in much the same way. Basil, or albaca yields from the mint family and has strong anise scent. It has robust and aromatic flavor which adds a great element to any savory dish. It’s great in soups, meat, sauce and even a lemon martini.
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