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Old 01-03-2012, 02:33 PM   #21
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Fennel is the second picture, the big fat bulb.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #22
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Rosted with garlic & olive oil as a side dish or topping on fish.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:44 PM   #23
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Fennel

I also used fennel for the first time recently...had never tasted it or bought and chopped it. I would also liken it more to celery (color and crunch) than to onion, even though it has a bulb. I used this veg in a tomoto soup with chunks of potato...it was very good. Mild licorice flavor very pleasing. Good luck.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:23 PM   #24
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I'm about to buy fennel for the first time and I have one question. Is it eaten and used in meals pretty much the same way you would use an onion?
It's more like aniseed flavoured celery. Personally I prefer it cooked but lots of people use it raw in salads.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:20 AM   #25
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I eat it like celery. Get a dip or simply a vinaigrette, Dip it and bite. I like large chunks (celery stalk size) cause you can taste the full flavor better that way. When I was a kid, mum used to always put it in the salad along with tomatoes and lettuce. I always fished out the fennel. Love it!
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I wonder if waxed paper would work, or would the wax melt?
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:01 PM   #27
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We love the stuff roasted with olive oil.
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