December 02, 2008

In the Leek Patch

What is that?

Click to enlarge the picture. There is a basket in front of a chair on wheels. I couldn't get a picture from a better angle because the leeks were in the way. The farmer must go down the row sitting in this small chair, pulling leeks, and putting them in the basket.

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Lori said...

Thank you for explaining this! I pass a patch like this on my way to the eki each day and couldn't figure out what it was! How are they prepared or served in a meal?

Annie Donwerth Chikamatsu said...

Hi, Lori. Click on the label below and you may recognize the vegetable. Actually, I had never seen a fresh leek (even the small ones in the States) in the supermarket before I came to Japan.

Leeks are used in a lot of nabe dishes; broth with vegetables. They are used in sukiyaki. They are supposed to be good for your health.