Our new season recipes are hot off the press from Sophie Wright, young star of British cuisine, who serves up leek chic and makes it effortlessly simple. Sophie's six, easy to follow recipes cover everything from a heart-warming Leek, White Bean and Smoked Haddock Stew to a Leek, Stewed Venison and Wild Mushroom Pie. You'll find the whole bunch under our recipes section.
Read all about the people who grow our favourite vegetable. This is Charlie Lightbown of the Really Welsh Trading Company in Flintshire, North Wales. Find out more about Charlie and other members of the Leek Grower's Association by clicking here.
The Romans considered the leek a superior vegetable and Emperor Nero ate so many he gained the nickname Porophagus (leek eater). He is reported to have thought eating leeks would improve his singing voice!! Check out our fun facts section
Char-grilled, roasted, poached, braised, pan fried or cooked in a wok, you know you can always whip up a quick dish that is tasty, healthy and wholesome as well as bursting with flavour. Click here to find out how to select, store and prepare leeks.
Sophie Wright, 'The Commuter's Chef': "I love to cook with seasonal British ingredients, especially ones as well priced and versatile as leeks. Packed with vital nutrients they are a vegetable we should all be consuming more of."
Larkin Cen, MasterChef 2014 finalist: "British Leeks are great and we should use them more! They are so versatile, the opportunities to cook them are limitless."
Jane Hornby, chef & author: "I'm a huge fan of British leeks - great value for family cooking, leeks are an easy way to add home-grown flavour to your favourite meals."
Dr Sarah Schenker, nutritionist: "Leeks are a versatile way to boost the immune system and add flavour, as well as contributing to the essential five-a-day."