Marjoram is fresh, spicy, bitter, and slightly pungent. It has the fragrant yet delicate sweet aroma of thyme and sweet basil.
It is typically used in European cooking and is added to fish, sauces, clam chowder, butter-based and tomato based sauces, and eggplant. It goes well with vegetables including cabbage, potatoes, and beans. You can also substitute this in a recipe that calls for thyme.