My love affair with fennel started when I was a child in India. Oh the aroma! The minty, liquorishy, anise flavor that explodes with each burst of the open fennel seed and cannot be described as anything other than “fennel.”
These memories take me back to the hot summer nights when I enjoyed spicy coconut curry meals with my family. Afterwards, we’d cool down with roasted fennel seeds – eaten like an after dinner mint. Go to any Indian restaurant and they serve them with the check. Nothing can cool you down like fennel.