Fennel (Florence Fennel) is a white bulb like vegetable with fine masses of feathery green leaves. Its flavour is a very distinct aniseed and is very popular in many Mediterranean dishes.
Fennel bulbs and their leaves can be eaten both raw or cooked. The flavour works well with fish and complements apple and celery based salads. The best way to serve this vegetable raw is to thinly slice and dress with vinaigrette.
If you love the flavour of aniseed you will adore this vegetable. Fennel keeps well in the fridge for many days.