Chicory is a rustic plant, very adaptable and prefers a temperate climate. Consumption is more consistent in the autumn – winter.
Chicory for example be used in the following ways in salads and in a vinaigrette. A typical dish of Lazio with chicory is “chicory’s puntarelle”. If you want to use buds of our fresh chicories to recreate the recipe used in the preparation of Rome for the “chicory’s puntarelle” , you have to soak them in ice water bath to remove the bitter taste and then go dressed with extra virgin olive oil, anchovies and garlic.