Wild Fennel, an easily grown herb with a broad use in the kitchen.
Appreciated since ancient times, Wild Fennel’s aroma is highly regarded, making it one of the most popular ingredients in the kitchen.
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, Foeniculum Vulgare is a perennial herb
that is particularly common in the coastal areas of the Mediterranean but can also grow on hillsides and in the mountains.
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This plant can be easily distinguished from normal fennel as its flowers have more defined aromatic properties
and the branches grow to a greater height
. The base of the plant however remains less developed.
This highly perfumed herb
is totally edible and has a variety of uses in the kitchen.
Both the leaves
and the roots
can be used, and both must be eaten fresh
. The seeds
however should be dried
and can add flavour to different dishes and drinks.
Wild Fennel: Growing
This herb has a delicious taste
it is really quite simple
; that is why it should always have a place in your patios
. Furthermore, it is also an efficient mosquito
The plant prefers a sunny
position and suffers cold
climates. Therefore, it is a good idea to protect
Wild Fennel during the winter months by bringing it indoors or covering it with a nonwoven fabric.
You should be careful with the watering
: this plant does not require much water
and as a result the irrigation should be adjusted from season to season.
In particularly dry periods, it is a good idea to water the plant at least twice a month when the soil is dry.
Wild Fennel: Culinary use
can be applied to almost all culinary fields, both with raw and cooked foods
. It is often used with crudités
, in minestrone
, with meat
, in sauces
. It is also an excellent addition to infusions
, in vin brulé
, with camomile
There are a variety of well-known uses. Wild Fennel is used in Sicily in the preparation of the marvellous “Pasta con le sarde
” (pasta with sardines). In Apulia Wild Fennel seeds are used to flavour “tarallini
” (crackers), doughnuts
and other home-made desserts. In Piedmont this herb is the vital ingredient in the local “finocchino
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