How to Use Star Anise?

Answer Star anise is a licorice-flavored, star-shaped fruit grown in China, Vietnam and Japan that is picked before ripening, then dried as a spice. The flavor has a slightly bitter quality and is more po... Read More »

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How to Grow Star Anise?

Star anise, or illicium verum, is the fruit of an evergreen tree. Star anise fruit grows to be about 1 1/4 inches in diameter, with five to 10 points, giving it a star-shaped appearance. The fruit... Read More »

Star Anise in Cooking?

Star anise is a spice frequently used in Asian cuisine and is a major component of five-spice powder. In its dried form, star anise resembles a star or flower with a seed in each of its eight pods.... Read More »

Substitutes for Star Anise Pods?

A variety of cuisines use star anise pods, which add a sweet licorice flavor to dishes. The pods are often used in poached fruit, but can be ground and added to soups, stews or vegetable dishes. St... Read More »

How to Make Hot Chocolate with Star Anise?

Star anise provides a unique and delicious flavour to hot chocolate. Star anise is a spice with a flavour similar to anise (but is not related). This recipe serves 6 and takes approximately 10 minu... Read More »