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CHICORY AND ENDIVE

The British and Americans speak the same language, usually, Then there are cookies and biscuits. And in this case, endive and chicory. What Americans call endive, the British call chicory, and what the Americans call chicory, the British call endive.

Belgian Endive or French Endive

BELGIAN ENDIVE OR FRENCH ENDIVE (also Witloof chicory) - This leaf is a family member of chicory and escarole, with tightly packed leaves and bullet-like shape. Creamy yellow or white in color, slightly bitter in taste, but crisp in texture.
CDC.gov - 5 a Day

Chicory or Curly Endive

CHICORY OR CURLY ENDIVE - This leaf is slightly bitter, with darker outer leaves and paler or even yellow leaves towards the center. The leaves itself are ragged edged on long thin stems.
CDC.gov - 5 a Day

Certain varieties have large roots (Magdeburg chicory) that are roasted and ground to make a coffee supplement or substitute. A coffee/chicory blend is popular in Louisiana and is often called ‘Creole’ or ‘New Orleans’ coffee.

Radicchio is a variety of chicory.

 

 

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