This soup actually uses wild leeks, known as ramps, but you can substitute regular leeks as well.
Kale is considered to be close to wild cabbage. Even though it is healthy it could become an addiction as this salty, crunchy kale snack.
Long gone are the the "Shaken and Stirred" days for the humble martini. Chef Andy Verala has challenged the traditional martini with this recipe for the spicy and dirty, Pickle Martini.