Totally fucked up, this chicory.
How confused can you get as a vegetable? Being put underground for six months at a pleasant temperature making you think it is spring during autumn, in complete darkness to make sure you do not tan. Ground chicory farmers make their chicory suffer, and also themselves. Water chicory is after all easier, less work and less risky. But no, they go to extremes to get that extra ground taste. With sadomasochism in chicory cultivation, things can only get better. Dirk De Prins is also obsessed with this chicory folly. Watch the film on wacko chicory.