Chilled fennel soup with buttered walnuts, from Framed Cooks
For most of my life, I didn't love fennel, but my sister-in-law Jill showed me the error of my ways, by introducing me to her favorite shaved fennel and parmesan cheese salad with vinaigrette. Next came an experiment with a Barefoot Contessa recipe for roasted fennel. Now, I'm hooked. Cooking brings out the natural sweetness in the fennel. This chilled fennel soup with buttered walnuts, from Framed Cooks, would make an elegant first course for a dinner party, or a refreshing summer lunch with a slice of crusty bread.