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Star Anise

  • Kumquat and Chocolate Yule Log

    This festive dessert is an absolute showstopper — and its striking results outweigh the effort. We’ve updated the traditional bûche de Noël with more adventurous flavors, taking a coffee-scented chocolate cake base, layering it…

  • Pickled Mushroom Salad

    This recipe for roasted mushrooms dressed with sherry vinegar and spices is an adaptation of Patch Troffer’s delicious pickled mushrooms at Marlow & Sons, where it’s served simply as it is, with a drizzle…

  • Vietnamese Braised Beef Stew (Bo Kho)

    Bo kho is a delicious Vietnamese pot-roasted beef stew. It is not so different from a traditional French pot au feu, but it is spiced in a traditional Vietnamese manner, fragrant with lemongrass, star…

  • Sesame-Glazed Duck Legs With Spicy Persimmon Salad

    Some Chinese cookbooks recommend steaming duck to tender perfection before roasting it to crisp the skin. It is a good technique to master, and works especially well with large moulard duck legs. You get…

  • Quick-Pickled Vegetables

    Almost any seasonal vegetable will lend itself to being pickled in a mix of apple cider vinegar and rice vinegar, tweaked with a little salt and sugar. Use a mixture of what’s in season,…

  • Singaporean Braised Duck

    The Singaporean flavors of star anise, galangal and molasses-like soy sauce are a natural with duck — they may seem unfamiliar for some, but they parallel the idea of pairing fruits or warm winter…

  • Beef Short Ribs with Star Anise and Tangerine

    Beef short ribs, cut flanken style, are the best choice for any number of braises or stews, whether it’s Yankee pot roast or French pot-au-feu. Since they have the perfect fat-to-lean ratio, they always…