This year our new season recipes have been devised by chef and food blogger Dominic Franks of belleaukitchen.com. A selection of wholesome and hearty recipes, based on tasty, seasonal ingredients. Dominic’s six, easy to follow recipes cover everything from pies and tarts to soups and chowders. To find out more visit our recipes section.
Read all about the people who grow our favourite vegetable. This is Mervyn and Marilyn Casey’s family, who have grown leeks at their farm in Lincolnshire since 1970. Find out more about the Caseys and other members of the Leek Grower's Association by clicking here.
We love to see how everyone is cooking and enjoying their British Leeks each season on Twitter and this year we want to share the love. So why not enter our #lovemyleeks competition and win yourself a £500 prize! Check out our competition page
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.
Dominic Franks: "I've always loved leeks. They can add both a gentle, sweet flavour to dishes whilst also having a pungent kick, which makes them so versatile."
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."