The woody stalks of fennel are tough when dried, have a strong, delicious sweet fennel flavor evoking licorice. Dried stalks of fennel are an essential ingredient of Provencal Italian cuisine.
Fennel stalks have a lot of flavor, and are a traditional component of many vegetable,chicken and fish stocks.
Placing a few dried fennel stalks on the fire, will add a wonderful flavor to any grilled dish.
Use chopped fennel stalks to stuff fish or chicken for roasting, or use in soups or stews.