Lemongrass comes from temperate tropical areas such as Asia, Indonesia and Thailand.
To release the flavour, chop the stalks into pieces if you use lemongrass in stir-fry dishes, for example.
Crunch the stalks if you use lemongrass in, for example, stews. If you add crushed lemongrass to your dishes for a long time, it will release even more of its flavour.
When you cut the lower part of the stalk very finely, you can use lemongrass in a curry or a salad and eat it.