BRAISED FENNEL

Fennel, (c) 2012, Judy Barnes Baker Fennel is to vegetables what bacon is to meat. This mild cousin of anise can be used raw in salads or cooked in stews and soups, but it only reaches sweet, glorious perfection when braised, sauteed, or fried. If you have never tried it, you are in for a treat! BRAISED FENNEL Ingredients: 2 fennel bulbs (about 1 pound, trimmed) 1/3 cup olive oil 1/2 cup water Salt Black pepper Grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Cut off the stalks close to the bulb, reserving some of the feathery…

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