LEEK AND POTATO SOUP

Make a Welshman happy – serve him leeks on the first day of March (St David’s Day). Oh I could happily ‘bang on’ about the humble leek, extensively cultivated in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia and the national emblem of Wales (and also the regional symbol of Oltenia, Rumania). When renowned couturier, Norman Hartnell, tried to replace it with the “more attractive Welsh daffodil” to be embroidered on Queen Elizabeth II’s

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