All over China, five spice powder is known and valued. It is an aromatic, intense and tantalising spice of various recipes that has been used in China since ancient times.
Fennel Seeds look a bit like cumin seeds (or vise versa), but are plumper and greener. Their flavour is anise-like.
Fennel bulbs, greens and seeds – where do they come from?
At one stage, we became interested in Chinese ingredients and their incorporation into herbal infusions. This is beautiful.
A wonderful sourish bread with fennel and olive oil. And a wonderful story about the best loaf of this bread that I ever baked.