JUNIPER BERRIES - from the evergreen shrub, juniper, found throughout the Northern hemisphere are new to North American cooking but have long been a staple of European dishes. The flavour of juniper marries well with sauces for game and pork. It is often used in sausages and in sauerkraut. The berries should be crushed to bring out the flavour. Juniper also flavours gin as well as other spirits such as schnapps and some beers.