Most commonly used in Europe, lovage belongs to the parsley family. The fresh leaves have a sharp, yeast-like and musky taste with a lemon and celery-like aroma. When the leaves are dried, the flavor is even more sharp.
Also known as sea parsley, the leaves and stem of the lovage plant add an intense celery-like flavour to soups, stews and stocks or pork and poultry dishes. (Epicentre)