Oregano (Origanum vulgare ) An essential herb in southern Italian and Greek cuisine. Oregano blends wonderfully with spicy sauces and enhances grilled lamb, chicken and fish. When cooking with oregano a little typically goes a long way so most cooks taste as they go and add more if needed. The leaves also dry well and many believe oregano, when dried, mellows and deepens in flavor. Includes: seed, glass vessel, soil-less mix, cork coaster, directions.