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fennel life

I bought fennel last weekend and I haven't cooked it yet. Is it still good?

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Monita is a recipe tester for Food52 and a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 1 year ago

You can tell from the color: has it started to turn brown. You can remove the outer leaves and the inside ones may still be fine. Also you can tell by the firmness: if it seems flexible it probably won't taste as good. You aren't in any danger from eating. It's just a question of optimal taste


hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added about 1 year ago

If it was stored well, I'd say it's fine. Just look for obvious signs of spoilage -- mold and mushiness come to mind -- before you use it.


pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added about 1 year ago

Unfortunately what you are most likely to lose will not be the bulb but those fluffy, fern like tops (which hopefully the grocer didn't hack off). There is so much flavor in the green stuff that it's quite sad to lose it.

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