Fennel is an aromatic herb that tastes similar to anise. It is the primary ingredient in absinthe.
Choose small bulbs. They should feel heavy and be free of cracks or moist areas. The stalks should be crisp with bright green leaves. To store, cut the stalks and wrap loosely in a plastic bag. It can stay in the fridge up to 10 days.
Fennel is a great addition to most dishes. It can add both texture and flavor. You can make a simple cucumber, carrot, and fennel salad with it or use it on top of spaghetti. It can make anything more fragrant.