Lovage is the classic herb for Viennese boiled beef with its root vegetables. It tastes like a cross between parsley and celery, but more intense. The German name for lovage is “Liebstöckel” or “Maggikraut”, but also “Luststock.” Lieb is love(ly) and “Lust” is, well, lust. “Stock” being stick, it comes out as lust-stick. I’m certain that Freud was aware of it!