Leek is originally from the Mediterranean region and has been appreciated as food for thousands of years. The Roman emperor Nero is said to have consumed extraordinary amounts of leek, believing that the vegetable improves his singing voice. How successful the strategy was is unclear. At least leek does not seem to be the main topic why Nero has found his way into the history books. Speaking of fire, leek is suitable for many ways of preparation: roasted, baked, cooked, fried...
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