Liquorice's anise flavours feature in a Chinese Five Spice, so cooks should keep that in their mind when using it in savoury dishes. Game like pigeon, quail or duck are all good partners, as is pork. Bitter-herbal juniper notes are also a close fit with liquorice flavours, as Pascal Aussignac demonstrates in his cod recipe, pairing a liquorice sabayon with juniper ashes.
In a sweet context, liquorice is such a big flavour that it works well as a starring ingredient, against a neutral background, as with Christoffer Hruskova's Liquorice ice cream recipe or James Mackenzie's Panna cotta recipe. Liquorice is also a good fit with other big, flavours like ginger and mint, rhubarb and raspberries.