Photo by Rick Gush This type of chicory, Tardivo raddichio, can be “forced” for a slightly different flavor. Today’s subject is the red chicory known as radicchio. It is also sometimes known as Italian chicory. Belgium, France, Holland and Germany are major players in the chicory-forcing world (forcing is removing mature roots to a warm, […]


Photo by Rick Gush This chicory plant, the puntarelle, grows all over in more temperate areas. This week will start a series of blogs on the many varieties of edible chicory. Currently grown more in Europe than the United States, chicories are opportunity plants for small farmers in Italy. This is because it’s inevitable that […]