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8 Fennel Recipes

By • January 20, 2014 • 1 Comment

If you've ever spent time in Italy, you know that Italians are obsessed with digestion. It's why after their morning cappuccinos they use milk sparingly (if at all) in their espressos; it's why they begin each meal with an aperitivo and cap it off with an amaro. It's one explanation for why they eat so much fennel. The other reasons are simple: it's delicious, it's nutritious, it's everywhere. Stacked high at every market during the fall and winter months, it's hard not to buy fennel. After all, its anise aroma is delicate and nuanced, its appearance is elegant and understated, and its adaptability is infinite. Before winter's end, channel your inner Italian, take a (leisurely) walk to your local market, then go straight for the fennel. We'll do the rest. Here are 8 fennel recipes to put a spring in your otherwise-waning winter step.

Crispy Delicata Rings with Currant, Fennel & Apple Relish by TheWimpyVegetarian

Crispy Delicata Rings with Currant, Fennel & Apple Relish

 

Farro Risotto with Caramelized Apples and Fennel by meganvt01

Farro Risotto with Caramelized Apples and Fennel

 

Leek, Fennel and Mushroom Galette by Waverly

Leek, Fennel and Mushroom Galette

 

Freekeh Salad with Fennel and Mint by drbabs

Freekah Salad with Fennel and Mint

 

Orange-Fennel Mostarda by Elizabeth Rex

Orange-Fennel Mostarda

 

Thyme-Scented Fennel and Leek Soup by AntoniaJames

Thyme-Scented Fennel and Leek Soup

 

Mussels with Fennel, Italian Sausage & Pernod by Aliwaks

Mussels with Fennel, Italian Sausage & Pernod

 

Rigatoni with Fennel and Veal Sausage by cristinasciarra

Rigatoni with Fennel and Veal Sausage

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6 months ago JoanMyers

I'm a believer! Fennel is so delicious and these recipes make me want to be walking to a market in Italy today! Alas, I'll settle for my grocery store here in Jersey and whip up one of these recipes! Thank you!