Emily in Paris spoilers: Is leek soup a real diet trend?

Emily in Paris season 2 is streaming now on Netflix and is a true delight for fans looking for a run and light-hearted new series to enjoy this holiday season.

Much like in season 1, the show’s second season is filled with memorable moments as Emily Cooper continues to navigate life in Paris. While Emily’s personal life takes center stage again this season, fans also yet again get the chance to see Emily working her marketing magic at Savior as Emily works on new campaigns for both new and familiar clients.

While most of Emily’s time seems to be spent on high-end, trendy brands, the fourth episode of the season finds Emily tasked with coming up with a marketing plan for a French leek company.

As she attempts to market the more basic vegetable, the concept of magic leek soup comes about and ends up being a winning idea as a means of introducing the leek to Americans via its French dieting roots as a diet hack sure to get everyone talking, even Goop!

The idea of magic leek soup definitely sounds intriguing, but is the diet trend legit, or was it made up simply for the show?

Is magic leek soup real?

While magic leek soup might sound like a fictitious diet trend created by the Emily in Paris writers to simply sell the story told in episode 4 of the show’s second season, it is indeed a real dish that is often eaten by those watching their weight.

As Sylvie hints at in Emily in Paris, magical leek soup is a diet trick French women have been using for years as a way to shed a few pounds. While there are variations of leek soup, the magical leek soup referenced on the show is a simple recipe in which one boils leeks and then consumes the broth/juice.

Magic leek soup recipe

Curious to give this magical leek soup that the Emily in Paris characters couldn’t stop talking about a try? Well, you’re in luck as there are a variety of recipes available online and the best part is most recipes are quite minimal ingredients and are super simple to follow!

French-inspired lifestyle blog French Women Don’t Get Fat, happens to have a super simple recipe for magical leek soup which we’ve highlighted below:

Recipe for Magical Leek Soup
Serves one for the weekend

2 lbs. leeks
Water to cover in a large pot

1. Clean leeks and rinse well to get rid of sand and soil. Cut end of green parts leaving all the white parts plus a suggestion of green. (Reserve the extra greens for soup stock.

2. Put leeks in large pot and cover with water. Bring to boil and simmer with no lid for 20-30 minutes. Pour off the liquid and reserve. Place the leeks in a bowl. Drizzle with a few drops of extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Season sparingly with salt and pepper. Add chopped parsley if you wish, and voilà!

Emily in Paris is streaming now on Netflix.