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

  • This spring in New York, beets (preferably in non-beety colors like yellow or white) and ramps (a local wild leek) are all the rage.
  • To create his endive sorbet with coquelicot vinegar, artichoke and truffle raviole, or cinnamon-grilled leek velout, Gagnaire draws from the 1,700 vegetable and fruit varieties .
  • 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.
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  • 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 ...
    June 18, 2013 - New York Magazine

  • Inger Christensen in Telegraph.co.uk
    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."
  • Julia Child in Daily Beast
    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...
  • Andy Etchebarren in York Daily Record
    That's the hardest I've ever seen Leek throw in three years,York manager Andy Etchebarren said.

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