Fresh, crisp fennel bulbs are the harbingers of spring with their lighly licorice-y flavor. We love them straight up, but they also play nicely in a variety of applications. Here's a few of our favorites.
Fennel Ginger Sauerkraut Fresh fennel bulb provides a slightly sweet counterpoint to the sourness of lactofermented kraut, and fresh ginger gives it a boost of fresh flavor. (Image via Fermenters Club)