Questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with leeks as a main ingredient.

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Leek ashes - why?

I have seen restaurants with dishes containing "Leek ashes". What do the ashes add to the dish?
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Do leeks need to be softened?

I'm making a potato leek soup and I'd like to just throw all the ingredients into a slow cooker and go about my business, pureeing the whole batch and adding cream later. Does this sound reasonable ...
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How do you efficiently clean a leek?

I've often found dirt deep within a leek, under several layers. Going through it all can be a very tiresome process. Is there any trick you can use to clean a leek, without cutting it up and ruining ...