Tarragon is a herb with narrow, pointed, gray-green leaves with a distinctive anise or licorice flavor. sweet and aromatic, reminiscent of fennel. Some of the best-known uses of tarragon group it with other herbs. Herbes de Provence, fines herbes, and bouquet garni.

Tarragon is excellent with seafood, fruits, poultry, eggs and most vegetables, as well as sauces, particularly bearnaise sauce. Tarragon's use is also well-known in vinegars.