This sweet "herb of the angels" is a member of the parsley family. Grown extensively in Europe, its pale green, celerylike stalks are most often candied and used as decorations for cakes and other desserts. Angelica is also used to flavor liqueurs and sweet wines.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.