Thursday, January 27, 2011

Damrosch: Europe Plugs Its Own Leeks

Mention leeks in a conversation and many Americans think plumber. But in Europe, leeks are a time-honored garden favorite.

Leeks, though, are part of a growing political controversy in the European Union, where historic, open-pollinated varieties are being edged out by varieties, often hybrids, registered by seed companies.

To read Barbara Damrosch’s view on the issue in her “A Cook’s Garden” column in Thursday’s Washington Post, CLICK HERE.

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