Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Word of the Day for Tuesday April 25, 2006

Star anise is a dried fruit of a chinese tree, lllicium verum, which has the appearance of an eight-pointed star, each point containing one seed. It has a sweetish liquorice and aniseed flavor and is often used in Chinese and Vietnamese cooking. I use star anise as a flavoring for poached pears in wine and when I make a Sunday roast dinner.
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