Lemon grass is typically used as a flavouring in Thai and Ethnic dishes, and has a sweet lemon fragrance.
If using for flavouring, the whole stalk can be used. If using in food, only the bottom part is edible, and the top ‘wood’ like grass should be discarded.
Fresh lemon grass is available year round from the Dominican Republic and Thailand. The stalks should be green in colour, firm, and feel heavy for their size.