Not to be confused with star anise, aniseed is a native of the Levant and was known to the Greeks as early as the 4th century BC. Its use in food extends at least as far back as classical Rome. It is now grown in warm climates all over the world. The seeds have a sweet and unmistakable taste. Anethole, the principal essential oil in the spice, is what gives the flavour to drinks such as the French pastis, ouzo in Greece and raki in Turkey. Surprisingly hard to find in the U.K., we think aniseed is a versatile and delicious ingredient. Try it in this grilled peach and apricot salad, it adds an extra aromatic note to this and other dishes.
|Shelf life||April 2014|
|Ships to||UK, Europe, Rest of world|