Use this licorice-flavored member of the parsley family in a variety of tasty (and healthy) recipes.
Shaved Fennel Salad with Orange, Green Olives, and Pistachios
This fennel salad has a zippy crunchiness with a potentially addictive anise flavor. It marries citrus, briny olives, and the crunch of green pistachios. Harvest or buy whole stalks of fennel for this recipe, as you use the fernlike fronds as well as the bulb. A mandoline is ideal for shaving the fibrous bulbs into delicate, thin slices.