Anise has a sweet, mild licorice flavor. The feathery fronds can be used as an herb to flavor soups and stews, while the bulb is treated like a vegetable.
Anise (Fennel with tops)
The leaves are delicately flavored and similar in shape to those of dill. The bulb is a crisp, hardy root vegetable and may be sautéed, stewed, braised, grilled, or eaten raw sliced thinly for salads.