Fennel is a wonder plant that is entirely edible from its seeds and leafy, dill-like fronds, to the crunchy, bulbous base that is similar to an onion. Its assertive flavor mellows when cooked and has a subtle resemblance to licorice or anise. Fennel’s crisp, white bulb can be eaten raw or cooked and works well in a variety of recipes, including soups, salads, and even juices. The leafy fronds make an excellent seasoning on salads and soups.
Store fennel in the crisper section of the refrigerator.