Aroma: Aromatic, mild and sweet
Flavor profile: Fragrant flavor that is reminiscent of shallots but sweeter and more subtle.
History: This member of the onion family has long been popular in the Mediterranean region, where it is native to. Leeks are mentioned in the bible as the food that the Israelites missed after fleeing Egypt.
Farming and harvesting: This long shank vegetable matures in about 100 days, and are harvested in late spring to early summer. Easily pulled from loose soil, leeks are immediately cut in half and laid to dry.
Culinary applications: These can be used in many culinary applications including vegetable casseroles, rice dishes, but it is most popular for leek soup
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