It had never crossed my mind to buy fresh fennel. I always associated it a strong licorice flavor and was convinced I would not like it. When it became available for our boxes I knew I was going to have to put my pre-conceived notions to the side and do some experimenting. The best people to ask on how to cook something are the farmers who grow it themselves. That is how I found out that roasted fennel and raw fennel taste completely different. After reading countless roasted fennel recipes on Pinterest I decided just to keep it simple. Instead of that strong licorice tasteI was pleasantly surprised roasted fennel has a sweet mild flavor that is not overwhelming at all. Bonus, it is super simple which is always something I appreciate.