How to Clean Leeks

leeks

Leeks play dirty. Seriously dirty. They’re made up of many layers and nestled between each one you’ll likely find dirt. Part of the onion family, leeks have the onion’s flavor, though not as sharp, and they get their good looks from the green onion. You’ll only want to eat the leek’s white and light green Hungry for more?

Mirepoix

mirepoix

And now for a fancy French cooking term that will boost your culinary street cred when dropped casually in conversation. Mirepoix (pronounced meer-uh-pwa) is a mix of coarsely chopped onions, carrots and celery – the holy trinity of French cuisine. Many soups, sauces, stews, stocks and other dishes begin with mirepoix as the first Hungry for more?

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