Fennel boasts a wonderful liquorice-like flavour. In our recipe, this favourite Italian vegetable mingles with onions, garlic and potatoes for a satisfying and hearty side dish.
Recipes that call for fennel sometimes suggest celery as an alternative, but the nutritional difference is significant. Although they're similar in texture, fennel has considerably more fibre. Fennel also provides more potassium, vitamin C and folate than celery.
Really nice mix of flavours and textures. I added sweet potato and enjoyed it with a nice shiraz. - 28 Jul 2010