Leeks are usually about 12 inches long and 1 to 2 inches in diameter. They look like a large green onion but are milder in flavor than onions. Before slicing, cut the leek in half and rinse well to remove any grit that may be trapped between the layers.
Stout is a dark beer made using roasted malt or barley, hops, water and yeast. Stouts were traditionally the generic term for the strongest or stoutest porters produced by a brewery. Irish stout is very dark and often has a toast- or coffee-like taste. The most famous is Guinness, followed by Murphy’s and Beamish.