Leeks. I heard a story somewhere about a small child who had reported that they had been given 'little rolls of Sellotape' as part of their school dinner. Puzzled, his parent finally ascertained that these were in fact sliced leeks.
Nest to aubergines, these are perhaps my favourite vegetable. What's yours?
Still on food: some very fresh-looking sole on the fish counter yesterday decide Tom that he was going to fulfil a culinary ambition and cook sole à la meuniere, clarified butter and everything. They are sizzling on the stove as I write. We bought unsalted butter but omitted to buy lemons, so the pan will perforce be de-glazed with a mixture of white wine and the delicious raspberry vinegar which Tom's daughter brought us as a present, (along with some very good plain balsamic, which proves to be excellent on kippers). Culinary revelation or abomination? I'll let you know.