Sausage, Chestnut and Fennel Dressing
Also known as finocchio, fennel originated in the Mediterranean, where the aromatic bulb vegetable has long been prized for its crisp texture and delicate anise flavor. When selecting fennel, look for smooth, tightly layered bulbs. Prepare the fennel by removing the stems and feathery leaves, then cutting the bulb lengthwise. Gently separate the layers and rinse them well.