Ingredients: Cracked fennel (Egypt)
Fennel has a warm, anise-licorice aroma and works well in combination with cinnamon, cumin, fenugreek and Sichuan peppercorns. Cracked fennel provides a more intense flavor than ground fennel, which is has a rounder, smoother flavor.
Commonly used in meatballs, pasta sauces, pizza, and vinaigrettes, fennel can also be found in herb butters, sauerkraut, omelets, potatoes, and to flavor various baked goods from bread to apple pie.
For the best flavor add fennel at the end of the cooking process.