Community Picks -- Fennel

April 11, 2013

The results are in -- here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best Fennel contest!

Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the winning headnote and tester's comments by clicking through to the Community Picks recipes — the comments are below the recipe. And even if the recipe you tested wasn't chosen as a CP, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Community Picks (Tested and photographed by us!)

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Mussels with Fennel, Italian Sausage & Pernod


Orange-Fennel Mostarda


Fennel Biscotti


Carrots and Fennel Braised with Orange Zest and Honey 


White Chocolate Fennel Truffles

Community Picks (Tested by you!)

Shaved Fennel and Apple Salad with Sultanas, Mint and Almonds
Fennel and Sultana Bread
Fennel and Olive Gratin
Fennel and Pear Strata

Photos by James Ransom

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • EmilyC
  • Susan McKenna Grant
    Susan McKenna Grant
  • inpatskitchen
  • mrslarkin
  • Sophia R
    Sophia R
Marian Bull

Written by: Marian Bull



EmilyC April 12, 2013
Congrats to all!
Susan M. April 12, 2013
I live in a place where fennel grows wild and where every part of the plant is used from frond to flower to seed to stalk. Congratulations to all the winners, these are lovely, appropriate and inspired uses of this incredible vegetable.
em-i-lis April 12, 2013
what a lovely note, susan!
inpatskitchen April 12, 2013
Congratulations to all on the CPs! And special thanks to Hardlikearmour for her lovely review of my Fennel and Olive Gratin!
mrslarkin April 12, 2013
Congrats on all of the CP's! Thanks so much for choosing my biscotti recipe to be photographed, and to snowcitygirl for the awesome review.
Sophia R. April 12, 2013
Agree - the photos are wonderful! Thanks again for choosing one of my recipes as a CP, love the testing notes as well!
em-i-lis April 11, 2013
Congrats to all CPs! What beautiful, delicious recipes!
Gorgeous pictures too!