Fort Hill Farm - Organic Leeks
With ivory-white lower halves and green tops, leeks are lookers. The cultivated cousin to the wild ramp, a leek resembles a grown-up scallion, but with a sweeter, more complex flavor. The French have long appreciated leeks: in classic soups (think vichyssoise, or leek and potato) and salads (leek vinaigrette) and as a sweet base for stews, braises and gratins. Lately, American chefs have been using them in everything from savory tarts and bread puddings to toppings for ramen, sushi and pizza.