Fennel recipes you can rely on

Or, how to win fronds and influence people with this bulbous vegetable.

Fennel cooked in milk
Sometimes, girl (and boys) just wanna have fennel. From bulb to frond, the vegetable spans a wide spectrum of flavours. Blitzed in a soup, it's mild and comforting (try the fennel and potato soup for a soul-reviving time). Thinly sliced and served raw, it lends a sharp aniseed accent to salads; and it goes well in seafood dishes and cheesy gratins.