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Leeks: The Get-It-Now Deal That Will Frenchify Any Meal
These members of the onion and garlic family can be pricey, but spring is the time to score deals at farmers' markets. Leeks usually pop up in soups (especially potato), but when you poach them on their own and dress them in a zippy vinaigrette, they can turn a simple dinner of roasted chicken and potatoes into a very French-feeling meal with a delicately sweet edge.

Get the recipe: Leeks Vinaigrette