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    Carambola: A fruit shaped like a star

    For an unusual addition to a fruit salad or a garnish for a cheese platter or a dessert plate, try a carambola, or star fruit. The fruit is crisp and…

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    Peach Cobbler with Star Anise

    Star anise is usually sold in the supermarket spice section. To grind it, put the whole spice in a spice or coffee grinder. I find that 1/8 tsp. isn’t detectable…

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    Orange Cream Star Cookies

    The cookies can be made ahead and frozen. The orange cream may be refrigerated for several days; soften it at room temperature before using it.

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    Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup with Star Anise

    I like to serve this soup with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and a splash of really flavorful vinegar on each serving. It’s also delicious served cold, and it…

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