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Anise
 

Pictured above; Part of an anise plant

 
 
 
 

Anise, common name for an annual plant of the parsley family that is Native to Egypt. Anise is cultivated in Europe, Syria, Malta, Russia, the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan, China, Vietnam, Chile and Mexico for the seed of the plant, called Aniseed. Aniseed has an aromatic, agreeable smell and a warm, sweetish taste.

Aniseed is widely used to flavor pastries. In the Mediterranean region and in Asia, aniseed is commonly used in meat and vegetable dishes. 

Star anise is the dried fruit of an evergreen tree indigenous to the south eastern part of China and to Vietnam. Its flavor and uses are similar to those of anise.

 
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Chopsticks
Chinese Chopsticks taper to a rounded end, Japanese taper to a pointed end and Korean taper to a blunted end.
Chopsticks are traditionally held in the right hand only, and in East Asia, as in Muslim nations, the left hand is used in the toilet.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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