This is a great soup to make as it is so adaptable. On its own it is a tasty and simple winter meal. I also use it as a base to all my cream soups. At various times you can add, mushrooms or broccoli, zucchini, celery or spinach during the cooking process and puree.
I've also added sliced bacon to the leek garnish for a meaty flavoured soup.
It can also be the base for a marvellous seafood chowder.