Anise seed has a slight licorice flavor that works both in savory and sweet dishes. Season seafood, chicken and curries along with ajowan, cumin, cinnamon, clove and tarragon. Anise flavors the waffle like Italian cookies called pizzelles, savory Guyanese bread, and sweet cookies. Anise also pairs well with apples and figs. Try chewing the seeds as a breath freshener and digestive.