How to use: Until the stalk has been crushed, the fragrance of lemongrass is actually quite mild. This lemony smell is distinctive in a lot of South East Asian cooking. To use fresh lemongrass, peel away and discard the outer fibrous layer before using. If you are to eat it raw, make sure the outer layers of the bulb are peeled until the pink ring inside appears. The bulb can then be finely sliced before being added to any dishes. To release the flavours, the stalks are usually crushed or pounded using a pestle and mortar.