Cicoria di Radice

Root Chicory

Appears in

Honey from a Weed

By Patience Gray

Published 1986

A winter vegetable which is the root of the cultivated form of wild chicory. Commonly called radicchio amaro (bitter root) in markets, it has a decidedly acrid taste; one eats it with pleasure. There is something in the prevalence of pork products in the Italian winter which demands a compensatory bitterness in its accompaniments.