Spices & Herbs

Épices de Cru Indian Fennel Seeds


In a nutshell: These small green Indian seeds from Lucknow are known for their exceptional sweetness and herbaceous flavours and are great with pork or grilled vegetables.

Our green-coloured small fennel seeds come from Lucknow in India and are particularly intense, with a bold, pronounced liqourice flavour.  Lucknow fennel is prized for its particular sweetness, herbaceous flavour and aroma. These small, crunchy seeds are ideal for using as a finishing touch sprinkled over dishes. These exceptional fennel seeds can also be used ground or lightly toasted before adding to homemade spice blends.  Use when making sausages, curing and marinading meats and seafood. Add to porchetta-style pork roasts, grilled vegetables like courgettes, Scandinavian pastries and breads and wine-braised chicken dishes. In India, they also chew a few to aid the digestion and freshen the breath.

Details 50g

About Épices de Cru
Épices de Cru began in 1982 as a catering partnership between Philippe and Ethné de Vienne. Their mission was a kind of “cooking pot anthropology:” learning the secrets of family cooking around the world and applying these techniques to the needs of hungry Montrealers. The secret, they learned, was spices. Over the last two decades, Philippe and Ethné have searched for the world’s best spices, accompanied by their children, Marika and Arik. The de Viennes believe in direct sourcing spices: visiting growing regions, spending time with growers, and developing personal relationships that last decades. In 2004, they officially opened their first spice shop in Montreal’s fantastic Jean Talon market– it’s since become a mecca for foodies from all over the world. I first visited in 2008 and have been buying and using their spices on a regular basis ever since that first exciting visit. They steadfastly maintain that they do nothing original, only facilitating the exchange of culinary common sense from one place to another. But, what they do is simply quite brilliant - by providing us with the finest quality ingredients, and their superb spice mixes, we can all experiment with unusual spices and recreate delicious recipes from around the world.

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