Smoked Star Anise
Star anise turns into a mystical fragrance when smoked and ground. Open the jar and immediately the licorice aroma wafts into your nose followed by a compliment of smoke. Magical with duck or meat dishes, particularly hearty casserole and stews. For the true gourmand, mix a spoonful into your chocolate chip cookie recipe for a secret complimentary flavor nobody will be able to guess and then beg you for the recipe.