About.com advises the use of warm Italian or French herbs like sage, marjoram or thyme to replace the herb savory. Savory is a warm herb that belongs to the mint family.
Savory comes in two basic varieties: winter and summer. Both have a hint of mint, along with notes of sage or thyme; they are also somewhat spicy like arugula or radish leaves. The winter variety goes well with stronger flavors, such as beef roast or even lamb. Summer savory is lighter, so it goes well with more delicate dishes like quiche or simple vegetable soups. The dried variety is usually summer savory.