My mum-in-law, Lena, put me onto this snack.
I trimmed & washed the Fennel Bulb, trimming the root off the base so the stems separate easily. Cutting the stems into strips, I squeezed a lemon, added some Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper, mixed & poured the mixture over the Fennel Strips.
This is Delicious & I store this in the fridge until I need a snack.
Fennel has a sweet & very mild aniseed flavour. The Aniseed flavour comes from anethole, an aromatic compound also found in anise & star anise.
Steve makes an Italian Sausage with Pork, Salt, Pepper & Fennel seeds.
Bec reckons it would be nicer with Celery! Maybe it's an acquired taste, but I Love it!