A member of the carrot family, fennel is a highly aromatic herb that tastes similar to anise. Its bulb, foliage and seeds can all be used for cooking; fennel seed is a key ingredient in both Italian sausage and Chinese five-spice powder. We like adding fennel to pasta dishes, salads and cocktails for a unique, refreshing flavor. Braised fennel is an excellent pizza topping, along with caramelized onions and green olives. Fennel-infused Campari with sparkling wine and lemon makes for a pleasantly bitter apertif—and a perfect way to finish off leftover herbs. Find these recipes and more in Food & Wine's guide to fennel.

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Spinach and Fennel Salad with Candied Bacon
Chef Alex Guarnaschelli puts her spin on spinach salad by adding sweet candied bacon, salty feta cheese and sautéed fennel. Slideshow:  More Fennel Recipes 
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Enjoy fennel's long season with seven salads featuring fresh fennel bulbs and the plant's herbaceous fronds.
7 Ways to Use Fennel
Fennel can be used in a myriad of ways — raw or cooked, in either sweet or savory applications.
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