This week’s recipe inspiration is Witlof!
This week’s local vegetable hero is local peninsula Witlof. This delicious and versatile (cooking, roasting, and salad) vegetable is so tasty and a member of the chicory family which boasts many health properties.
To quote Wikipedia – “Chicory is used as folk medicine in Europe…is recorded as a treatment for everyday ailments. It is variously used as a tonic and as a treatment for gallstones, gastro-enteritis, sinus problems, and cuts and bruises. (Howard M. 1987). Chicory also contains inulin, which helps with weight loss, constipation, improving bowel function, and general health.”
A big added bonus is that it is also delicious! If you’ve never tried it before, I have a great recipe below from my favorite TV chef, Justine Schofield, and Jake Kellie. When baked or roasted this vegetable caramelises like onion and is just delicious with orange and cheese flavours.