My father would crush fresh mint between his fingers then fan it near our noses to teach us to enjoy the fragrance and he said to clear our sinuses; then he had us nibble the leaves to freshen our breath. My mother would make mint tea when needed to soothe an upset stomach. Mint was an important part of our family's history.
And so, I love using mint in my own cooking. I find it adds fresh flavor and a delicious, exotic taste. There is nothing like mint. Click for recipe.