Belgian Endive or Witloof is a member of the Cichorium family, specifically a group known as “root chicories” and is therefore a close relative to radicchio. Members of this plant family are found in all temperate areas of the world. Belgian Endive is produced in a two step process, resulting in production of a bulb shaped head of tightly bunched, white leaves. The taste of Witloof is somewhat bitter and lends itself to salads and can baked, braised or grilled.