In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Nearly 25 centuries ago, Hippocrates wrote that ‘a pleasant odour is essential in any girl, and can be obtained and maintained by using a mouthwash containing anise, dill seeds, myrrh and white wine’.
- Some of the herbs that have been shown to help with inadequate or slow milk supply are raspberry, nettles, anise, fenugreek and fennel seeds and alfalfa.
- Add a new dimension: cook carrots with cumin seeds; sprinkle beets with ground anise seeds; add a pinch of saffron threads to sauteed onions.
- This is an old favourite on Irish menus, and was well delivered, especially with the interesting anise note from the tarragon.
- A number of reputable establishments sell a variety of healthful infusions of juniper berries, anise, caraway seeds and other life-enhancing botanicals.
- Include a little toasted anise seed for its subtle licorice hint, and you'll stir up a combo like none you've ever tasted.
- Chew on a small handful of anise, dill, or fennel seeds when you feel bloated.
- A locally famous drink is the anise seed based raki, and brandy sour is another favorite with the Turkish Cypriots.
- If you can't find Chinese five spice, substitute 1/4 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground ginger, and ground anise seeds.
- Mortadella originated in Bologna, and is made with ground heat-cured pork sausage with lard pieces, then flavored with garlic and anise seed.
- Cinnamon, anise, and peppermint oil were all probably added for medicinal purposes at first, but as before, people found that these tasted pretty darn good, regardless if you were sick or not.
- French tarragon has a light anise seed flavor and combines perfectly with rice and vegetables.
- In Ayurvedic cooking, healing spices like turmeric, coriander, anise, cumin, and cinnamon add flavor and aroma to meals, as well as balancing and toning the body's systems.
- A number of licorice - flavored liqueurs such as anisette, pastis and ouzo are made with anise seed.
- There is no part of the world that is not home to a variety of spices; cumin, coriander, fennel, fenugreek, nigella, sesame, anise, the list is endless.
- To treat a cough, make a calming tea from equal parts of licorice root, anise seed, mullein leaves and wild cherry bark.
- Dill is an annual, whereas fennel is perennial; and fennel has an anise flavour which dill lacks.
- Accessing anise seed oil in New Zealand is expensive so other lotions and oils are sometimes substituted.
- For the pickled carrots: Combine orange juice, honey, anise seeds and salt in a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
- For children, Pippali pepper can be substituted with two parts anise seed.
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