Spices can be such a mystery to many people who are trying to put together a meal that has an enjoyable flavor. What tastes good with what food? Spices don’t look appetizing enough to have a spoonful of them to see how they taste. How they taste in their natural form is not necessarily the same flavors given when cooked in a meal.
Like the cuisine of many cultures, it is the spices in Indian food that make its dishes distinctive. Italian and Mexican food is instantly recognizable. So it is with Indian food, and the native spices are a major factor.
Use this rub for chicken or pork recipes Southern style.
It has a sharp, biting aniseed flavor. - Star anise is used in Chinese cuisine; frequently added to stews and other long cooked dishes of pork, duck and chicken, in stocks and soups. It is one of the ingredients in the Chinese five spice powder.