This classic herb, with it's pine needle-like leaves and pine-y scent, is one of the few that's truly hardy in cold weather, making it the perfect herb for winter cooking. Luckily, its flavors pair well with other cold-weather foods.
Fresh rosemary is now available at most grocery stores. You’ll often see it in packages of 4- to 5-inch sprigs, or as bundles of long, straight branches. Be sure the leaves look fresh, green, and pliable, not dry, brittle, or blackened.
Store rosemary in the refrigerator wrapped in a damp dishtowel for up to one week.