Leeks, Muskier, Heavier, Braver than Onion
Marty Martindale

Leeks look like huge green onions, and one has to cultivate an interest in them to enjoy leek3
them. The snob side of French culinary fastidiousness refers to leeks   as “the asparagus of the poor.” 

They are usually sold by the pound. This means you pay for the whole top part of the greens which are tough, inedible and must be tossed. Once past this drawback, leeks, though related to onions, give your cooking something extra in the form of a muskier, heavier flavoring of onion. In short, leeks are member of the onion family, related to scallions, chives, garlic and shallots, yet they achieve a muskiness all their own.  Continue reading