When being little chicory with its bitterness has not been the vegetable to get me on the table, though today it would work. I really enjoy the crisp texture when eaten raw but I figured out that the braised variation has its benefits too. The texture will still be firm to the bite but taste wise this vegetable will get a bit sweeter and combined with the roast flavors it is such a yummy way to cook chicory. As I like a variation of just one product rather than different ones there had to be some raw chicory of course, only being flavored with some hazelnut oil and orange. These two on a plate with my frozen crisp bread snow and fresh roasted hazelnuts are just something to put a smile on my face.
Hope your mouth started watering already and you feel obliged to cook it for yourself.