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Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

Char Nolan - Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

This event was on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Char Nolan in her virtual office as she welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to ask anything – from cooking techniques to cou… Read More.



What is the best way to clean and chop leeks?

— Laura Schickli


Oh, this is a great question about leaks. There are so many different ways, but the, the moral of the story is that you want to get the sand out. When I cook leaks, I like to slice them down the center and then I squirt that high pressure shower on my, uh, faucet here in the kitchen and get as much sand out as I can. But I've washed them three or four times and I have to say that, uh, my leak salads and, uh, sauteed leak have been sand free. So I think that that, um, works, um, for me. Uh, so down the middle wash heavily do it three times.
Char Nolan

Char Nolan

Chef Instructor