GOOD STUFF TO KNOW ABOUT FENNEL
Ancient roman texts mention the value of this herb for its aromatic seeds and succulent edible stalks. The ruler Charlemagne (745-815 AD) promoted fennel’s use during the medieval time. He cultivated the herb on his imperial farms. Romans introduced fennel to Britain during the Roman occupation. The Americas were introduced to the herb in the 1700’s.
Store in plastic in the fridge & use up the stems/leaves within a few days & the bulb within a week.
Cooking & Eating Tips
Try it in salads, soups, stir-fries, pasta, au gratin, anything where you want a slightly anise-y flavor & texture similar to celery. The whole plant is edible – the bulb, stems, & leaves.