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  • n  native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery
  • n  liquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors

  • On a recent afternoon, Montalbo stood behind rows of oils with names like gota de amor (oil of love) and across from several jars of herbs, like epazote, cuassia chips and anise.
  • Though varieties differ regionally stuffing can include any combination of lemongrass, tamarind, star anise, garlic, green onions and chili leaves, while condiments range from .
  • Renowned for its supposedly hallucinogenic effects, the anise-flavored alcohol was rumored to have caused an epidemic of psychosis in France in the late 1800s--most infamously .
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  • A New Downtown Coffee Bar Upholds the Bean's Italian Traditions—and Creates a Few New Ones
    Iced espresso with mint and lime (far left); iced coffee with ginger, apple, and star anise (top); On the Rocks (center); caffè freddo (right); Shakerato (bottom). Now that iced-coffee season has commenced, the bean cognoscenti have sought relief in all the usual places—especially the spiffy new outposts of cult roasters like Stumptown, Intelligentsia, and Blue Bottle. But one of the best new ...
    June 9, 2013 - New York Magazine
  • Blooming Edibles
    Here's a sample of common flowers that can be safely used to create uncommon dishes. Anise hyssop: sweet, licorice flavor.
    June 7, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Rick Bayless in Chicago Tribune
    There's something so elementally true about getting and understanding what role broth plays and how incredibly satisfying that is,Bayless said. "I like the very gentle spicing in it, that hint of star anise. It's gentle, doesn't hit you...

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