(Backhousia anisata) This amazing tree has aniseed flavoured and scented leaves. It is another of the rainforest trees that have proved to be such a wonderful source of culinary variety. This herb has an aniseed taste as the name would suggest. It is simply wonderful when used in biscotti, in pasta or in bread. Its flavour lends itself to sweet or savoury recipes. It gives a slightly exotic taste to fish or seafood dishes and is a perfect companion for roast fennel. Try adding a little to breadcrumbs when coating chicken before pan frying. Aniseed Myrtle compliments many other flavours, I love it added to biscuits with sesame seeds or chocolate, and use it in many recipes that require the use of Star Anise.