All Cooking Light recipes have to meet our high standards, but a few each issue are so great they end up as staff favorites. Here are the best of 2008.
Leeks are one of the few vegetables that are fresher and more abundant during the winter and early spring than any other time of year. And it's just as the weather starts to warm that their flavor is most delicate and mild, a characteristic we take advantage of in our Braised Leeks with Warm Pancetta Dressing. A long braise leaves the leeks flavorful and tender, while the dressing adds meaty, sweet, and sour flavors that match perfectly.