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November 9, 2013

The Pantry Quiz #60

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This pantry ingredient often finds its way into sausages, and it's popular in Italian cuisine. What is it?
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Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have this ingredient in your pantry.

[Last week's answer: Surprisingly, raisins and raw peanuts are highest in dietary fiber; both have 8 grams of fiber per 100 grams.]

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Fennel

Fennel seeds.

OOOH! OOOH! PIck me! I know this one!!
I'm actually drying fennel seeds from my garden, since I figured I'd try my hand at some DIY Penzey's action.

Fennel Seed. Yum, yum.

Fennel seeds, one of my absolute favorite ingredients!

Got this one right away :-) In India, fennel seeds are chewed raw after a meal - they work as mouth freshener and digestion aid. When we're done eating in a restaurant, the waiter usually places on the table, along with the invoice/check, a saucer containing toothpicks, mishri (crystallized sugar globules) and fennel seeds.

Nowadays fennel seeds come in exotic flavors as well. I have in my pantry fennel seeds dusted with sugar and essence of "paan", mixed with dried rose petals.

fennel

Fennel seeds.
Here is where I'm definitely not a "good" Italian, although I love anise, (cooked fennel, too), I'm not crazy about fennel seeds. Therefore, I don't have any in my pantry.

Fennel seeds. I have some in my pantry that I grew and dried a few years ago. I'm not really crazy about the licorice flavor, but I have made Italian sausage with it.

Yes, here in my pantry. I don't use them often, but recently I made a tomato jam with them, dubious that the flavor would work, but it really does.
A bit like caraway in being a surprise as a tasty savory addition. Look here -- they are related, and to a few other seeds too: http://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/16401/are-caraway-seeds-and-fennel-seeds-the-same

Fennel seeds

Fennel Seeds

fennel seeds. yes they r in my pantry

Fennel seeds. I have them in my pantry. Abundantly. :)

It is fennel seed, and i do have it in the house.

fennel- I own it but I admit not a huge fan of the 'licorice" flavor :/

Fennel, I sometimes even grind the seeds by hand in my mortar and pestle.

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