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star anise

n.
An aromatic evergreen tree (Illicium verum) cultivated in China and Vietnam, having star-shaped anise-scented fruits that yield an essential oil used as a flavoring and in the manufacture of certain drugs.
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Star Anise is a very popular food flavouring and is an ingredient of Pernod and Anisette.
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etc), The Belgo Anise stout begins ire as a Stone Imperial Russian Stout but is then fermented with a Belgian yeast strain, "Then it's tweaked with star anise and oak chips, adding a blend of vanilla and licorice holes to the palate." notes brewmaster Steele.
From Kidney Beans and Rice and Chickpeas in Star Anise to Chicken, Tomato and Green Bean Curry, this is packed with flavor and chatty insights perfect for all levels of Indian cooks and any ethnic culinary library.