In this Friday feature, I offer ten recipes using the week’s featured ingredient from fellow food-lovers in the blogosphere. *Note that I have not tested any of these recipes, but to me, they looked good enough to eat! Pizza with Leeks, Brussels Sprouts and Speck at Thyme on My Side Tart Tatin aux … Continue reading On the Tasting Menu: Leeks
Still sick. More soup. This one's my homage to one of Paul's favorites, French Onion. I've never made a proper French Onion soup before, and don't even have the requisite stoneware crocks in which one must absolutely serve it. Well, I do have one: Classic. It's even called an "Onion Soup Crock." You can get … Continue reading Caramelized Three-Onion Soup with Parmesan Toasts
I was excited to pull leeks from the metaphoric earth this week because I knew I was getting sick, and the first thing that came to mind was the soup I'm going to describe to you now. Yes, chicken soup for sickies isn't especially ground breaking, but this one is special and has become one … Continue reading Chicken, Leek & Barley Soup
Few things make me happier than food and poetry, so every Monday, I will strive to post something that brings those things together! Buying Leeks Buying leeks and walking home under the bare trees. --Yosa Buson (1716-1784 Osaka/Japan) --translated by Robert Hass
And from its magical depths comes... Peter Burke, who wants to know all about: Leeks. I love how unadorned this comment is. Simple. Declarative. Leeks. Yes. I also love how this ingredient coincides with a rainy Sunday when we are all feeling very much under it--the weather, the first colds of the season, body fatigue, … Continue reading The Blue Mixing Bowl of Happiness & Possibility is Back!