The Story of Basil: listen now

Food writer Simon Parkes tells podcaster Gilly Smith the story of the basil, king of Italian herbs.

The Story of Basil: listen now

Simon reveals tell-tale signs of which region different types of Italian basil are from, alternative ways for using it (mummification and medicinal purposes) and explains that this herb didn’t originate in Europe at all.

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