Wondering what fennel tastes like? Or how you prepare it?
Fennel is often described as having licorice flavor. At many grocery stores, you will find it in the produce section labeled as anise or sweet anise. When eaten raw, it's crunchy.
Fennel has a creamy white, bulbous base with thick stems sprouting out that look like celery ribs. Attached to the stems are feathery fronds. The base of the stems are light in color and extend to a light green.
The base, stems and fronds of fennel are edible, raw or cooked. It's the base that is used most often in recipes.