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Monday, July 27, 2009

Really fresh fennel

Fennel is such a versatile plant. The bulbs are eaten as a vegetable, the stems and fronds flavor stock, and even the pollen is prized for its flavoring punch. The so called fennel seeds, as it turns out, is the whole fruit. I spotted this wild fennel plant growing in a nearby park, I plucked the green fennel fruit and tasted it. It's fresher and more intense than the dried fennel "seeds" often used in sausage. As in India, I chewed on a few of these as an after meal palate cleanser.

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