This pasta dish can be as simple or complicated as you want it to be. Written here, it's a celebration of spaghetti at its most simple. If you want to jazz it up, try some finely crumbled sausage, charred corn, or a bit of chopped spring onion or leek.
'fennel pollen' on Serious Eats
Fennel pollen is a trendy spice, bandied about in cheffy circles and locavore/forager networks. In an article for Saveur, the food writer Peggy Knickerbocker waxes poetic, "if angels sprinkled a spice from their wings, this would be it." This is only slight hyperbole. Fennel pollen is an incredibly powerful spice, with notes of licorice, citrus, and handmade marshmallows. It tastes like pure summer joy.