6/03/2008

Hickory Chicory OH MY LORD GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY!!!

Chicory is a bushy perennial herb grown for its leaves and roots, the latter of which has been used as a coffee subtitute in Europe for some time. In the United States, it is most popular in the South, particularly in New Orleans, where Cafe Du Monde, most famous for its beignets, serves an excellent coffee and chicory Au Lait.

If you're unable to make it to the Big Easy, you can purchase Cafe Du Monde's coffee and chicory grounds in many stores or even via their website.

But be forewarned that when drinking chicory you may wish to be well aware of your surroundings, with special attention placed on the most readily available restrooms, as chicory is a laxative hell-bent on ruining your day.

1 comment:

John Foust said...

Or you could pull the blue-flowered chicory weed from roadsides, cut the roots, roast, dry and grind at home. Many parts are edible!