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Herter child. Size: 5" x 7". Description: black and white photo of Herter child wearing a wool jacket holding leeks; preparation page for Herter's Cookbook II, page 280. Caption: "Soup made from leeks is preferred to onion soup by most French people as well as English, Scotch, Belgians and Germans. Leeks in Europe are grown much differently than they are in the United States. In the United States, leeks are simply planted by seed and left to grow. Very little of them are edible and they develop a strong flavor. This is how the Europeans grow leeks and this is the right way to do it. Plant the seed in rows and leave the leeks grow until they are about 15 to 18 inches high. Then wet the ground and carefully pull them all up so you do not damage the roots. Then with a stick or pipe about an inch and a half in diameter, make deep holes about 12 inches deep in rows in your garden. Stick the leeks down the holes, pack dirt around them and water them well. This way the leeks develop a long, white mild body. It has a mild flavor that vaguely resembles the flavor of an onion but is a good deal different. You use only the white mild body of the leeks to make soup, not the green tops."
Waseca business: Herter's Inc. Christian (Chris) Dupont Herter born 2 September 1959; Lance Dupont Herter born 29 August 1961; Joseph (Joe) McLinn Herter born 17 December 1963. Herter; Herters; Herter's.