Fennel Bulb & Dried Stars of Anise
Firstly, Italian Fennel Bulb is a very versatile vegetable which can be used hot in a cream soup for example ( see my post Fennel Cream in the Vegetable Section where I use citrus zest as a garnish );
Or with Italian vegetable stews or sliced room temperature in salads of all types ... It is a bulb, with celery type stalks, with frods, that look like dill on them ... It possesses a very light Licorice flavor and its aroma is lovely.
Estrellas de Anis is a spice used in Cordial making, candies, cakes and cookies ... It has a star shape and is called " Stars of Anise " ... One star can be quite lovely in a cake or cookies, and Sambuca, Anisette, in addition to Spanish Anise Licor, are made with this herb, before it is dried to my knowledge ...
Have a nice wkend.