Fulton Market Fish Chowder

Yield: 1 Servings
1/2cPure olive oil
2lgOnions, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
2Leeks, white and light green parts only, split, cleaned, and diced (about 2 1/2 cup
5Stalks celery, diced (about 1 cup)
1/4cFinely chopped garlic
1cCanned plum tomatoes, drained, seeded; and diced
1tsSaffron threads
2Bay leaves
1tbDried thyme
1 1/2tsSalt
1tsFreshly ground black pepper
1/2cDry white wine
2Idaho potatoes (about 1 pound); peeled/diced
1/2To 3/4 pound mixed fish (any variety or mixture will do) cleaned, peeled or boned, and cut small cubes (Snapper fillet, small shrimp, etc)
French baguette, sliced 1/4-inch thick (about 3 to 4 slices per person)
1/4cExtra-virgin olive oil
1To 2 teaspoo cracked black peppercorns