Recipe: Wild Fennel Ice Cream

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Today on the show, Good Food Producer Gillian Ferguson goes on a foraging adventure with three chefs at Craft Restaurant. Pastry Chef Shannon Swindle, Chef de Cuisine John Keenan and Pastry Sous Chef Holden Burkons enjoy the tender young stalks and fronds of the wild fennel which pops up this time of year in Los Angeles.

The chefs use them in both savory and sweet applications, but Pastry Chef Shannon Swindle likes to make a Wild Fennel Ice Cream which he serves with an Olive Oil and Black Pepper Cake and Harry’s Berries Strawberries. Keep reading for his Wild Fennel Ice Cream Recipe…