I went on a handful of dates with a guy this year who was the CFO of an herb company. He told me that his company sold more basil and mint than any other herbs. Basil apparently used to win by an even greater margin, but with the strong emergence of the mojito lately, mint sales have seriously skyrocketed.
He brought me big boxes of herbs every week. Since they add so much flavor and are virtually calorie-free, I always use a lot, but I started making a point of creating dishes from them...Full Story