<div>Edibles & Potables: The Mekong, the Mississippi, and a shared taste for chicory</div>
The Spring 2024 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available in all the familiar places: Louisville area eateries and food shops, newsstands and online. It’s been a while since we checked in with Gastro Obscura, which is an expansive and delightful rabbit hole devoted to food, drink and eating. Today, a look at what happens when Louisiana and Vietnam share a taste for chicory — as blended with their coffee beans: “Whether sipped next to the Mekong or the Mississippi, it’s delicious.” The common denominator? French colonialism, but that’s a longer story for another day. There’s no paywall, so set aside a few minutes and explore. The Secret Ingredient to America’s Vietnamese Coffee: Chicory blends from New Orleans provided a taste of home, by Anne Ewbank (Gastro Obscura) The only reasonable accompaniment for a crispy beignet is a cup of milky café au lait, hot milk along with coffee. But not just any coffee. New...Read more