A vegetable and/or salad leaf, chicory has a white bulb with tightly packed elongated cones and overlapping white leaves with pale yellow tips. The roots are propagated in warm, moist peat or sand, while the white, fleshy leaves are left to develop in darkness. Chicory can be eaten raw or cooked and comes in red and white varieties. Although called chicory in the UK, it is more commonly known as Chicon or witloof (meaning white leaf) in Belgium and is called endive in the US.
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We love the flavour of these vegetables. When they are in season they are delicious shredded and cooked with smoke bacon and garlic as a filling for a wrap or pancake - one of our favourite lunch dishes.