Love the concept of your country-by-country blog. Also love this delicious salad. I made half a batch, exactly as written. Thought the lemon might overpower, but the balance of flavours was perfect. In 2009, I spent a couple of weeks in Angola (which was once a colony of Portugal) and never saw a fennel bulb. It's a cool-climate vegetable, so I think this recipe must be strongly Portuguese, where the bulb is popular and easy to grow. But my huge thanks to you for posting this delightful recipe. It's becoming winterish in Australia and fennel is cheap. I'm thrilled and will make this often!