Saturday, 25 January 2014
Featured food of the day Leeks.
Braised Leeks recipe from the fantastic Simply Recipe sight here.
The Romans are thought to have introduced leeks to the United Kingdom, where they were able to flourish because they could withstand cold weather. Leeks have attained an esteemed status in Wales, where they serve as this country's national emblem. The Welsh regard for leeks can be traced back to a battle that they successfully won against that Saxons in 1620, during which the Welsh soldiers placed leeks in their caps to differentiate themselves from their opponents. Today, leeks are an important vegetable in many northern European cuisines and are grown in many European countries.
Leek nutrition information can be found at the
Worlds Healthiest Foods site here. WHF is a not for profit goldmine of great food information.