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Any of several plants in the parsley family, especially the Mediterranean species Levisticum officinale, having edible leaves and leafstalks and small, aromatic, seedlike fruit used as seasoning.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman luvesche, from Old English lufestice, from Medieval Latin levistica, from Late Latin levisticum, alteration of Latin ligusticum, from neuter of Ligusticus, Ligurian, from Ligurēs, the Ligurians.]
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1. (Plants) a European umbelliferous plant, Levisticum officinale, with greenish-white flowers and aromatic fruits, which are used for flavouring food
2. (Plants) Scotch lovage a similar and related plant, Ligusticum scoticum, of N Europe
[C14 loveache, from Old French luvesche, from Late Latin levisticum, from Latin ligusticum, literally: Ligurian (plant)]
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(ˈlʌv ɪdʒ)

a European herb, Levisticum officinale, of the parsley family, having coarsely toothed compound leaves.
[1350–1400; Middle English loveache < Old French luvesche, levesche]
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Noun1.lovage - herb native to southern Europe; cultivated for its edible stalks and foliage and seeds
lovage - stalks eaten like celery or candied like angelica; seeds used for flavoring or pickled like capers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Levisticum, Levisticum - genus of aromatic European herbs with yellow flowers
2.lovage - stalks eaten like celery or candied like angelica; seeds used for flavoring or pickled like capers
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
Levisticum officinale, lovage - herb native to southern Europe; cultivated for its edible stalks and foliage and seeds
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n (Bot) → Liebstöckel nt or m
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She would have wondered still more if she had seen him making that brown bread into neat little pills, which he packed into an attractive ivory box, out of which he emptied his own bits of lovage.
With roasted tomatoes, peppers, kale, lovage pesto, tomato tapenade and toasted seeds on toasted puccia.
It is a blend of Ginseng, Lovage root, Sesame, and Tuber Fleeceflower.
Tomato, burrata & broad bean salad Serves 4 Ingredients 500g tomatoes 1/2 tsp caster sugar 150g broad beans, podded handful each of basil, chives and flat-leaf parsley 1 tbsp each tarragon, lovage and mint leaves 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp Dijon mustard pinch of fennel seeds 1 lemon, zested 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 2 x 100g burrata 50g hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
INGREDIENTS 150g chives; 150ml grapeseed oil (available via Amazon); 150g green strawberries, cut into 2mm dice (if available, just use red ones if not); 150g red strawberries, cut into 2mm dice; 150g golden beetroot, cut into 2mm dice; 150g fennel bulb, cut into 2mm dice; 150g white turnip, cut into 2mm dice; x 120g skinless turbot portions; knob of butter; sprinkle of fennel pollen (available via Amazon); sea salt For the sauce: 2 shallots, sliced; 10g butter; 150ml dry white wine; 150ml vermouth; 300ml fish stock; 300ml double cream; sea salt For the elderflower vinegar: 20 ripe elderflower heads; 500ml chardonnay vinegar For the green herb oil: 500g green herb leaves (works best with strong, soft herbs like lovage or chives); 250ml grapeseed oil Equipment: Thermomix METHOD 1.
Combined with 'four treasures'-Goji berry (kham ki), Chinese foxglove root (siok te), angelica sinesis (dang gui) and Chinese lovage root (chuan xiong)-this aromatic, comforting bowl is said to be beneficial to the heart, lungs and stomach.
Lovage, Levisticum officinale, is a wonderfully oldfashioned herb that has a strong flavour, a bit like celery and makes a great accompaniment to new potatoes, soups and stews.
"A must-visit during game season, highlights include North Sea octopus carpaccio with black olive sorbet, roasted peppers, soft boiled quail egg, anchovy fritters and garden lovage mayonnaise; twice-baked Yorkshire blue cheese and lovage souffle with pickled beetroot, mulled pear and allotment leaves; and pot-roasted red leg partridge with honey-puffed wheat and parsnip."
The vegetarian recipes naturally showcase the enormous variety of vegetables, herbs, grains, and fruit which are grown in their gardens, including many unfamiliar plants like yacons, mangels, lovage, mitsuba, and a slew of wild edibles.
7 THE Romans ate their own version of haggis made from chopped pork, egg yolks, pepper, lovage, ginger, suet, gravy, rue and oil, all cooked in the paunch of a sheep.
For the Sicilian lemon sorbet:* 1 3/4 cups water 3 1/2 ounces glucose 1 3/4 ounces granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon extra, optional 1 sheet gelatin, bloomed in water, excess squeezed out 2 cups Sicilian lemon juice, strained, plus 1 tablespoon extra, optional Finely grated zest of 5 Sicilian Jemons For the lovage:* 1 bunch lovage leaves Freshly squeezed lemon juice Water For the pistachios: 3 1/2 ounces peeled Sicilian pistachios, finely ground 3/4 ounce ground wakame seaweed 3/4 ounce superfine sugar 1/4 ounce salt Lovage, from above For the cucumbers: 1 quart cold Water 1 ounce fine salt 1 cucumber * yields more than needed for plating * while some varieties of Sicilian lemons are sweet the Sicilian lemons in this recipe are very acidic.
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