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Fennel

Fennel is fantastic
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Fennel. Another word for shit.
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Re: Herb: Fennel

Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:29 am

I buy fennel all the time and I can never find any seeds in them. Why is this?

Soon as I bring some home from the store they get broken down. Stalks go in the freezer with the rest of the vegetable scraps for stock, fronds get wrapped in a wet paper towel and go in their own little container, and the bulb goes in a sandwich bag for use in pasta. Never eaten that part of the plant fresh.

Love it, but it seems a little expensive in this area. Okay, its only $3, but I wish it were cheaper.
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Re: Herb: Fennel

Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:34 am

Whole fennel is $1.50 lately at my favorite place to buy produce in the area. Last night I made Fennel a la Grecque as it is the only fennel recipe in The Art of French Cooking. I like using the whole plant, especially the stalks for grilling fish.

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Re: Herb: Fennel

Postby pldms on Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:26 am

llllllllllllllllllllllll (2012) wrote:Okay, its only $3, but I wish it were cheaper.

llllllllllllllllllllllll (2018) wrote:Whole fennel is $1.50 lately at my favorite place to buy produce in the area

Fennel prices are crashing. If this pattern continues they'll be giving the stuff away in six years.
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Re: Herb: Fennel

Postby Nico Adie on Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:55 am

llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:I buy fennel all the time and I can never find any seeds in them. Why is this?


The seeds are in the fruit/bud.

Fennel is not crap. Finocchiona is probably my favourite salami. Absolutely not ever crap.
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Re: Herb: Fennel

Postby enframed on Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:08 am

Love it in food and cocktails.
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Re: Herb: Fennel

Postby Redline on Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:18 pm

Borderline crap. Many sausage makers wreck their sausage with too much fennel.
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Re: Herb: Fennel

Postby brephophagist on Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:42 pm

First time I had a salad that included some sliced fennel was a very happy day. NC.
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Re: Herb: Fennel

Postby Anthony Flack on Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:06 pm

I don't like licorice or aniseed but fennel is nice. Fennel and apple salad, yum.

For a long time I had a plant in the garden which didn't really ever do anything except produce a lot of fronds. I don't know what else to use the fronds for so I used to put them in pork meatballs.
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Re: Herb: Fennel

Postby Madman Munt on Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:52 am

Redline wrote:Many sausage makers wreck their sausage with too much fennel.


Yep.

But the bulb is NC.
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Re: Herb: Fennel

Postby Redline on Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:17 am

Madman Munt wrote:
Redline wrote:Many sausage makers wreck their sausage with too much fennel.


Yep.

But the bulb is NC.

Fennel is ok, but I found the choises in the EA poll too extreme to vote either way. We don't live in a black and white world.
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Re: Herb: Fennel

Postby Janeway on Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:09 pm

i can be black and white about rosemary. rosemary is butt. the bad kinda butt. it’s just like someone snapped half a toothpick and got it all over your chicken and stuck in your teeth and leads to high blood pressure and heart issues and there dill is to be fresh tasting and awesome, not for chicken but you know... rosemary i despise, dill is always welcome. c’est la vie
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Re: Herb: Fennel

Postby Anthony Flack on Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:22 pm

I'm positively inclined towards all the popular herbs, apart from some strong reservations about mint.
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Re: Herb: Fennel

Postby Gramsci on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:43 am

In a crossover with the regional slang thread, in Italy referring to a man as “fennel” is like the English use of “gay” as a pejorative. I.e. it means “fag”

Disclaimer: I am not advocating the use of the word “gay” as a pejorative or the word “fag” at all.
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Re: Herb: Fennel

Postby jacobwilliam on Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:44 am

Sliced fennel bulb is great on pizza! My work does a Italian sausage and fennel pizza.
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Re: Herb: Fennel

Postby Facundo on Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:15 pm

If you mix it with homemade firewater 45º-55º alcohol (don't try this at home) and wait some months you get one of the best herbal liqueurs.

Macerate without sugar if you don't want to fuck the liqueur and its taste... Because if you put sugar to firewater you better buy cheaper medical ethanol and mix it with water and sugar to enjoy the non return way to disinfection, with a chlorophyll chewing gum in teeth and nothing in mind, because neurons are all infections, same taste.

It can be mixed with smaller amounts of mint, spearmint, thyme, and a little bit of rosemary to get the traditional mix these lands. The recipe is not strict, so cinnamon, chamomile, and other herbs are ok if you want to make the fucking Asterix potion, also Obelix one.

With fennel only you make a good liqueur. I can't say the same over many other herbs...

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