9 Leek & Potato Soup

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The Chefs' Knowledge: The modern culinary repertoire

By Chandos Elletson

Published 2022

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This seemingly innocuous soup contains several pitfalls and underscores the importance of understanding when a vegetable is raw, cooked and overcooked. In a classic leek and potato soup the leek must be perfectly judged. Undercooked and it will taste raw and overcooked it will smell and taste unpleasant - and loose its colour. But, in the middle, the leek has a sweet spot of colour and taste. Once you learn this the same applies to every vegetable.

Classically, leek soup is made wit