These berries are used dried and then crushed to impart a sharp, savory, pine-like flavor to food. They have been used in norther European and Scandinavian cuisine mostly in meat dishes and sauerkraut. These refreshing juniper berries are excellent for balancing rich, gamey, or fatty food. They compliment beef, fish, lamb, wild game, pork, and cabbage dishes. They also work well with other spices, especially thyme, sage, oregano, marjoram, bay leaves, allspice, onion, and garlic.