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An aromatic yellow-flowered European plant of the parsley family, with feathery leaves.
- ‘Place the orange segments, fennel, red onion and baby rocket leaves in a bowl and toss gently with the dressing.’
- ‘Grey mullet is popular in Mediterranean dishes and goes well with rosemary, thyme, garlic and fennel.’
- ‘Add the chopped fennel and parsley and cook for another five minutes, stirring occasionally.’
- ‘All the family are highly aromatic; fennel, like many others in this family, has an aniseed-like smell.’
- ‘These include soya products, beetroot, parsley, root fennel and yams.’
- ‘Dill belongs to the parsley family and is closely related to fennel; the two plants are hard to tell apart.’
- ‘If using baby fennel, simply trim away any tough outer leaves and slice off the bottom and top of the fronds.’
- ‘Reputed to have aphrodisiac qualities, the plant resembles fennel, and used to be collected for sale at London markets.’
- ‘As is often the case, the flavors of the filling had had time to blend together, and fennel and tuna are a great match.’
- ‘Grind the fennel, cumin, coriander and cloves before you start to cook.’
- ‘I add white wine, some onions and fennel, and then serve it whole on a long dish with mayonnaise, slices of lemon and basmati rice.’
- ‘My favourite luxury dish would be a pork cutlet with olives, dates and fennel that I serve in my restaurant.’
- ‘The wispy green or bronze foliage of fennel will add a nice contrast to my other potpourri plants.’
- ‘Angelica belongs to the Umbellifer family and is of similar habit to dill, fennel, caraway and lovage.’
- ‘Place the star anise, bay leaf, fennel seeds, cinnamon stick and ginger in a mortar.’
- ‘It's poached skate with fennel or lamb kidney sausage on bacon and onion bread.’
Old English finule, fenol, from Latin faeniculum, diminutive of faenum hay.
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