Good Eats

Season 8 Episode 18

Sprung a Leek

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 02, 2005 on Food Network
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Sprung a Leek
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Host Alton Brown ponders the leek, the lesser-known member of the Allium family which it turns, can do anything its siblings can do, only better. Don't believe it? Try these onion rings. Recipes featured in this episode: Grilled Braised Leeks, Leek Rings, and Vichyssoise (Leek Potato Soup).moreless

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      • The "Pig Stand" of San Antonio, TX is credited with inventing the onion ring in 1929.

      • Vichyssoise was introduced by French chef Louis Dia around 1910 at the New York Ritz-Carlton.

      • In 1941, some French chefs tried to rename Vichyssoise creme gauloise because of their dislike of the Vichy government.

        [The Vichy government was a collection of quislings and toadies who ran occupied France for the Germans during World War II. Free Frenchmen generally despised it.]

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        Good Eats' nod to James Bond armorer "Q" makes an appearance here, to lecture Alton about stick blenders. A variation of the James Bond theme can be heard in the background during her visit.

      • chick flick
        Alton comments that the leek's lack of sulfur containing compounds means that cutting a leek won't be a "chick flick" experience. Chick flick is an occasionally derogatory term for a movie considered suitable for women because it contains a lot of touchy-feely moments, and may end in a weepy scene.

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