This simple way of preparing fennel brings out the natural flavor of the vegetable. I used chicken stock and no wine. It was lovely served with lamb. I did not use any butter though I know it would add to the taste. The flavor is a touch spicy but in no way overbearing licorice. After having it last night I wondered why I don't cook it more often Thanks Charlotte J for posting
The licorice flavor was not really strong, but it was discernable. I liked it. I served it with Chicken Fried Rice and it was a great combo.