Leeks quotes

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Cooking and leeks

Listen to me: Leek is a vegetable. It can be the center of a dish. (Jose Andres)

Leeks are normally given the job of flavouring other things, such as stocks and soups, but I find their creaminess and sweet, oniony flavour very satisfying. (Yotam Ottolenghi)

She also had bundles tied up for the stew, four leeks, three carrots, a parsnip, two turnips, two sprigs of celery… (Émile Zola)

Many of the delicious soups you eat in French homes and little restaurants are made just this way, with a leek-and-potato base to which leftover vegetables or sauces and a few fresh items are added. (Julia Child)

No stuffing is complete without chopped onion and celery — they’re the building blocks. If you want to deepen the flavor, consider adding leeks, sage, and/or hardy greens. (Claire Saffitz)

Leeks and chestnuts arrive at the same time and every year I can’t help but put them next to each other and invent something good to cook. (Paola Maugeri)

People and leeks

I’m like a leek: not at all exportable. (Michel Sardou)

Worn down shoes and legs as long as leeks. (Ilya Ilf)

Buying leeks
and walking home
under the bare trees. (Yosa Buson)

Just washed, How chill The white leeks! (Matsuo Basho)

At this hour, everything is dear to the heart:
Even the bundles of celery,
Even the heavy frame of the merchant
Above the garlands of leeks. (Sasha Cherny)

Gardening and leeks

Unwatered spring-sown bulbing onions are impossible. Leek is the only allium I know of that may grow steadily but slowly through severe drought; the water-short gardener can depend on leeks for a fall/winter onion supply. (Steve Solomon)

The preparation of seedlings and the culture of leeks in general are very similar to celery , but it is more cold-resistant than the latter. (Pavel Kamenogradsky)

I grow vegetables — I’m a vegetarian; I’ve got strawberries, artichokes, leeks, broad beans. (Anita Pallenberg)

That day, upon arriving at Souleiade, old Madame Rougon saw Martine in the vegetable garden, planting leeks. (Émile Zola)

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Health and leeks

They are good purifiers for the body, they promote the stimulation of the pancreas and the secretion of gastric juices. They also purify the blood and stimulate the functionality of the muscles when they are too full of uric acid due to frequent meat consumption.They should be consumed not only as an addition to salads but in sufficient quantities to make them an important food in the diet. (Norman W. Walker)

Onions, along with leeks, garlic, shallots and scallions, make up the allium family of vegetables, which can have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular and immune systems, as well as possible anti-diabetic and anti-cancer effects. (Joel Fuhrman)

Leeks and garlics are readily eaten by cattle in the spring, and are said to be medicinal to them. (John Burroughs)

Vegetable garden and leeks

It is in the kitchen garden of the farm that she takes me. Crumpled sorrel, sage, leek green incense our steps. (Colette)

The pots were clay, in the shape of backless elephants; instead of a back they had a depression filled with earth; in one elephant grew the most wonderful leeks, and in the other — blooming geraniums. The first elephant served as a vegetable garden for the old people, the second as a flower garden. (Hans Christian Andersen)

But the garden is even more cheerful
And thicker and more generous than in summer.
Look! Parsley and leek
As if created by a poet… (Sasha Cherny)

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Leeks features

The head of the leek is white, but the stem is no less green. (Giovanni Boccaccio)

Leeks have a unique feature: if its roots are sprinkled with damp sand in a basement, it will not only be well stored, but also accumulate vitamin C, its content increases by one and a half times. (Yuri Konstantinov)

The leeks on Opera Street have grown so large that they pose a danger to passers-by. Trim to a height of 3 meters 25 centimeters. No later than 12/30/99. (Boris Vian)

Food and leeks

The road to hell is paved with leeks and potatoes. (Julie Powell)

The natural sweetness of leeks, with their soft, oniony aroma, makes them the perfect winter comfort food. (Yotam Ottolenghi)

If Leekes you like, but do their smell dis-like, Eat Onyons, and you shall not smell the Leeke; If you of Onyons would the scent expell, Eat Garlicke, that shall drowne the Onyons’ smell. (Dr. William Kitchiner)

Asparagus and leek

Leek is the poor man’s asparagus. Everybody knows that. (Anatole France)

Asparagus is the rich man’s leek. (Francis Blanche)

When we say that the leek is the poor man’s asparagus, that is not kind to the leek, nor to the asparagus, nor to the poor man. (Albert Valentin)

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Vegetables and leeks

We could hear, on the pavement, the crunching of the wheels of the tall carts loaded with cabbages, turnips, leeks, carrots… (Francis Carco)

With carrots red, and turnips white,
And leeks, Cadwallader’s delight,
And all the savory crop that vie
To please the palate and the eye. (James Grainger)

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Prejudice and leeks

When the peas or the leeks boil in the pot which is put out of the fire, then know that there is no witch in the house. (Jacques Lacarrière)

Among the vegetables avoided as food by the Egyptians may be mentioned the onion, the garlic, and the leek. (Walter Lytle Pyle)

Sowing and leeks

The crop did not produce a single shoot, as if Molochkov had dreamed that he was planting leeks in May. (Vyacheslav Pietsukh)

Onion seeds germinate poorly at all (their germination rate is no higher than 68%)… (Pavel Kamenogradsky)

Attitude to leeks

If you can mock a leek, you can eat a leek! (William Shakespeare)

Well loved he garlic, onions, and eke leeks, And for to drinken strong wine, red as blood. (Geoffrey Chaucer)


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