Part of the carrot family, fennel's sweet, distinctive taste makes it a lovely change from the norm in salads, soups and more.
A very simple but totally delicious vegetarian dish. Fennel is baked with cream, creme fraiche and Parmesan cheese. It's so simple and if you've never tried fennel before - be prepared to be delighted. This is an ideal accompaniment to many tomato based Italian dishes as the creaminess balances nicely with the tomato.
A very refined soup and so easy to make! Courgette and fennel combine with chicken stock and simple storecupboard spices for a soup that is great to make when in season.
This is a traditional Italian salad served on wild greens. Here I use wild rocket.
Radicchio, fennel, watercress and pecans are tossed with a lovely balsamic vinaigrette. A fabulously different salad that serves a crowd and looks beautiful in a bowl.
This delicious vegetarian stew is hearty in texture but rather delicate in flavour. Fresh or frozen garden peas may be used.