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  • waljaco
    Jul 1, 2005
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      Chinese star anise is used as a replacement for Mediterranean (green)
      aniseed for economic reasons. It is not toxic according to the herbal
      literature.
      wal
      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Sven Pfitt" <the_gimp98@h...> wrote:
      > Everything I have read about Absinthe and Pastis indicates that
      > macerating the anise, Star Anise, fennel, etc and then distilling it
      > produces a smoother rounder flavor. Star anise is recomended to be
      > held to 5%, or less, of the total herb content.
      >
      > Do NOT USE CHINESE {11 point} Star Anise it is toxic.
      >
      > Sven
      >
      > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@y...> wrote:
      > > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Tony Ackland"
      > > <Tony.Ackland@c...> wrote:
      > > > I recently had a question re Basarana. Can anyone (Wal ?) help
      > > Sacha
      > > > out ?
      > > >
      > > > *****************************
      > > > Dear Tony
      > > >
      > > > I thought you might like to know of a traditional Basque recipe
      > > > for "Basarana" (literally "wild plum"), also known as patxaran.
      > > It's a
      > > > liqueur made from sloes - about a third of the volume of your
      > > > recipient, and sometimes a handful of blackberries to add colour,
      > > > topped up and steeped for a couple of months in "anisado" - anise
      > > > liqueur. Some people add vanilla pods, oranges and even a few
      > > coffee
      > > > beans, but I think the sloes and blackberries are the basic
      > > > traditional ingredients. Most people here on the northern side of
      > > the
      > > > Basque country (in France) go to the other side (in Spain) to buy
      > > the
      > > > anisado, but I'm interested in making my own, which is how I got
      > > onto
      > > > your site in the first place. I'm still researching, but if you
      > > have
      > > > any ideas or know any recipes for anisado, I'd love to know.
      > >
      > ....snip.....
      > >> That's as much as I can find that may help to make Anisado. Wal
      > >can
      > > probably do it better.
      > >
      > >
      > > Slainte!
      > > regards Harry
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