Hoja Santa

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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hoja santa (also hierba santa and many other versions), Piper sanctum, a plant whose large leaves are described as having an anise flavour (or resembling sassafras) and are used in the cuisines of various parts of mexico and central america, e.g. to provide a wrapping for fish, or in soups.