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Thyme pairs well with meat, tomatoes, and beans. Thyme is a popular seasoning for lamb dishes. It also pairs with eggs, tomatoes and cheese, making it perfect for omelettes, and is an ideal seasoning for poultry, including stuffing.
In some Levantine countries, and Assyria, the condiment za'atar (Arabic for both thyme and marjoram) contains many of the essential oils found in thyme. It is a common component of the bouquet garni, and of herbes de Provence.