chicory

“The thing about beignets is, they’re basically doughnuts. ... What makes it New Orleans is the way New Orleans people obsess over it."
If you've ever had the experience of drinking chicory coffee (and chances are, you were in New Orleans when you drank it), you might've had to wonder just exactly what chicory even is. For the record, chicory is this pretty flowering plant.
If it's this good at home with a supermarket apple, I can only imagine how fabulous it would be at Arpège.
A bountiful garden of delicious organic food is worth the work of planning and planting, but smart gardeners also curate a few perennials, which come back year after year with little maintenance required.