Oregano is a herb native to the Mediterranean. The leaves of this herb have an unmistakable pungent, robust fragrance. It is peppery with a bite and often a lemony note. The dish most associated with oregano is pizza. Throughout the Mediterranean, fresh or dried oregano leaves lend their flavor to rustic dishes, including beans, thick soups, stews, casseroles, stuffing, and sauces. In Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, it seasons chili con carne and fajitas and it is used in chili powder. Oregano is good with anchovies, artichokes, beans, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chicken, corn, duck, eggplant, eggs, fish and shellfish, lamb, mushrooms, onions, pork, potatoes, poultry, spinach, squash, sweet peppers, tomatoes, veal, and venison.