Marjoram has long been one of the most prized herbs. It is less robust, more sweetly scented and delicate than its cousin oregano. It can be substituted for oregano to achieve a more subtle flavor. Egypt is the principal source of marjoram. We select marjoram which has a pleasantly aromatic and minty-sweet flavor with a slight background bitterness.In modern kitchens, it is the herb with 1,000 uses. I especially like it with beans, peas and spinach. It is also good in salads and stuffings.