Zuppa di Finocchi

Fennel Soup

Preparation info
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Appears in
Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

By Valentina Harris

Published 1995

  • About

This is the perfect soup to eat after several heavy meals as the fennel has marvellous digestive properties. So if you have got to the point where you really can’t face anything rich, but want to eat something which is soothing and original, try this easy soup.


  • 5 large, crunchy fennel bulbs
  • 3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • a handful


Remove the outer parts of the fennel bulbs and slice the tender white interior into fine, neat strips. Put into a pan with the garlic, parsley, oil and a pinch of salt. Fry gently for about 6 minutes, stirring and turning.

Cover with 1.2 litres (2