Finocchio & Orange Salad

Finocchio is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean and it was used from the ancient Rome times.

Finocchio is not so popular in Japan.  It is love-it-or-hate-it because of highly aromatic flavor.

Finocchio
Finocchio
There are two types in fennel, one is Sweet Fennel (perennial) for spices, the other is Florence Fennel (annual) for vegetables.  Photo is a Florence Fennel, Finocchio.

 

Finocchio’s flavor is a good friend with orange.

Finocchio
Orange
Finocchio
Salad with orange and walnut dressed in olive oil, orange juice, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Finocchio & Orange Salad

・Uikyo
is a fennel.  It was come from China during Heian period, from 8th century to 12th century. 茴香(ういきょう) literally 香 ” flavor or fragrance”  茴 I’m not sure the meanings.