How To Use Five Basic Herbs since 1796. Herbs are plants that connect us to the past, present, and future. In 1796 one of the first books of American Cookery was published in Albany, New York. This cookbook referred to 5 basic herbs: Summer Savory, Marjoram, Parsley, Sage, and Thyme. It stands to reason that when the Pioneers hitched up their wagons to migrate west across Zanes Trace, the Wilderness Trail, or the National Road, now known as Interstate 80, they packed up these five basic herbs to take along with them. With How To Use Five Basic Herbs you can learn how to grow, how to harvest, hot to dry and how to cook with the same five basic herbs that your ancestors did! Lets use them for the aroma, cooking, and more! Lets enjoy a taste of history, and heres how to from the beginning!