I have never heard fennel before until just last week when my officemate brought some. It was pickled. And then I tasted it. It’s crunchy and has a mild orangey taste. I like the fresh aroma of it.
It was a good thing my officemate got some unpickled fennel. So I made some the following weekend.
I just put on vinegar, salt, sugar, and pepper. Play according to your taste.