Oregano has long been popular in Greek and Italian cuisines and after World War 2 it gained huge popularity in the United States when US soldiers came home with a taste for "pizza herb". Greek Oregano has a sweet anise like flavor and is the most commonly used in the world. Greek oregano is typically paired with garlic as these flavors are very complimentary. | Oregano has a slightly sweet flavor with an accompanying flavor of anise. Used in Italian cuisine.