Anise is a type of herb that is mostly known for its use in the Dutch treat “muisjes” and aniseed balls. For these applications, the seeds of anise are used, which have a characteristic sweet and warm taste. However, the young leaves of the anise plant can also be used in the kitchen! The leaves have a milder taste than the seeds and are very suitable for soups and salads. The flowers and leaves of anise can also be used in fruit salads.