Produce employee Seth raved about fennel today – he’s been cooking the bulbs frequently, sauteing it in olive oil, then incorporating it into other recipes, like stews. One dish that was surprising to hear associated with fennel was tacos – the licorice-y flavor apparently adds a delicious, unique dimension to an old classic.
Fennel bulbs can be eaten raw, stewed, braised, roasted, grilled, blanched, marinated or sauteed. Fennel seeds, leaves and bulbs are used in the culinary traditions of many cultures, the diversity of dishes it’s incorporated into is quite incredible. Florence fennel is a key ingredient in some Italian and German salads, often tossed with chicory and avocado.