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Old 08-08-2006, 08:01 AM   #11
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But you are talking about the fennel spice right? I am talking about the fennel bulb.
Yes the fennel bulb is also called anise in some supermarkets.
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Old 08-08-2006, 08:37 AM   #12
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Yes the fennel bulb is also called anise in some supermarkets.
Oh, okay. I did not realize that. I know that we don't have that either. We had nothing resmebling fennel at all!
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Perhaps you could ask the produce manager if they might be able to get some for you?
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Old 08-08-2006, 09:25 PM   #14
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Oh, okay. I did not realize that. I know that we don't have that either. We had nothing resmebling fennel at all!
Fennel bulb has a very specific and particular flavour. I don't think you'd be able to duplicate it.
However, it occurs to me you might try celery in the salad and add some anise seeds. Different, I'd hasten to add (!) but the texture of fennel approximates the texture of celery.
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Old 08-08-2006, 09:31 PM   #15
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In all honesty, if you have to sub out a lot of ingedients, don't make that recipe. FInd one that interests you with ingredients that you can find.
I tend to agree. Rather than trying to sub for fennel in a potato-fennel salad, maybe a different recipe would work better.
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:20 PM   #16
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Yes you are right. I really thought I would be able to find fennel so I had got a bunch of other ingrediants in my cart before I made it to the produce section.

It is just so frustrating living in a small town. The stores are totally lacking in finding some ingrediants. Fresh herbs, good produce...it sucks.
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