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.
A super-delicious pasta dish, which is packed full of wonderful flavours. Rigatoni is tossed with spicy sausages, fennel, roasted red pepper and topped with mozzarella and Parmesan.
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.