When our Test Kitchen cooks are out shopping for recipes to make in the TK, one ingredient garners more interest than any other. Whenever they haul a fennel bulb onto the conveyer belt, clerks or other shoppers always ask what it is and what to do with it. Here, I give you the quick lowdown on fennel, an ingredient we love.

Our Guide to Fennel shares tips for growing, buying, storing, and cooking this licorice-flavored member of the parsley family.

Now that you've learned so much about fennel, try one of these fennel recipes. The fronds and the bulb are wonderfully delicious in many different dishes.