I love fennel. I would shout it from the mountaintop if I could. It's magical. My husband would disagree.
This is one of my favorite simple salads. Inspired by one of my favorite Italian restaurants near Columbia University (if I could actually remember the name I'd check to see if it was still there) in NYC, I could eat bowls and bowls of it (and I did while pregnant and nauseous for nine months).
It's a breeze to prepare. So easy that there's no real recipe - just a beautiful melange of ingredients thrown together willy-nilly. The balsamic vinegar transforms the fennel's strong licorice flavor into something milder (again, my husband will disagree, but what does he know?) —clcatto