leek leek  /ˈlik/


  1. (n) plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum
  2. (n) related to onions; white cylindrical bulb and flat dark-green leaves



  1. Waiters bore trays of tequila smoked salmon on crisps, chicken samosas with yogurt dip, leek tartlets, petit filet mignon sandwiches, crme brulee and blueberry vanilla tartlettes.
  2. Start off with the leek salad, then try the cassoulet.
  3. Plainer fare such as wild mushroom arancini with leek pure, white asparagus emulsion and cep vinaigrette showcase the intense flavors of locally grown vegetables.


  • Eric Ripert Beats Jury-Duty Blues With Fond Thoughts of Vichyssoise

    The Le Bernardin chef gets a jury summons and is called to report, and for whatever reason, even the drabbest municipal settings seem to inspire detailed ideas for dishes. At the end of a very long line outside the courthouse , it's all about cold soup to start: Waiting for Jury Duty & thinking Vichyssoise (chilled leek/potato soup)w young Asparagus tips&Sorrel purée. Funny:) pic.twitter.com ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

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  1. "The numerical ratios exist in nature," Inger Christensen explained. "The way a leek wraps around itself from the inside, and the head of a sunflower, are both based on this series."
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Inger Christensen Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. Julia says: "Leek and potato soup smells good, tastes good, and is simplicity itself to make. It is also versatile as a soup base; add watercress and you have watercress soup, or stir in cream and chill it for a vichyssoise. To change the formula a...
    on Aug 5, 2009 By: Julia Child Source: Daily Beast

  3. "That's the hardest I've ever seen Leek throw in three years," York manager Andy Etchebarren said.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Andy Etchebarren Source: York Daily Record

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