Fennel is something that I have come to be quite fond of over the course of the last year. Scott is the one who got me into it and this is our favorite way to make it:
2-3 fennel bulbs sliced 1/2 inch thick
extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
fresh cracked pepper
1/4 to 1/2 cup grated parmesan (preferably the real kind as opposed to the stuff in the green plastic shaker)
the fennel leaves, shredded (the stuff that looks like fresh dill)
Make sure you cut off all the green stalk stuff from the fennel bulbs. Layer the slices in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the cheese and the fennel leaves (the dill stuff) and put it back into the oven until the cheese browns a little (about 5 min.). Allow to cool a bit and serve!
I fed this to Cherilyn, Lorien, and Mike before and they all seemed to think it was alright :)