The Bad Onion Situation Has Gotten Worse

Update, August 12, 2020: Much like an actual onion, the more this story is peeled back the more it stinks. As part of the massive recall related to the Salmonella Newport contamination in onions, two...

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Where are all the white onions?

by supersimmons 10 years ago

I am an avid home chef in Central NJ. I have been unable to find white onions for over 3 weeks now. I have searched several different markets, chain and small, still none. Anyone know? I haven't as...

French Onion Soup -- best alcohol to use?

by arielleeve 9 years ago

I am making French onion soup tonight and have been looking at a bunch of different recipes from which to work. They don't really differ from each other much, only in how long they recommend cookin...

Strawberry Onion

by TampaAurora 11 years ago

Has anyone ever heard of and/or used them before? I found them at a local produce stand and bought it not without thinking of how to cook this new find.

Slicing onions for French onion soup

by CindyJ 3 years ago

Do you slice them into rings, or do you slice pole-to-pole? I usually slice pole-to-pole because I think they hold up better through long cooking -- first to caramelize them, then to simmer in the...

Seeking Onion Ideas

by BigGuy 3 years ago

My local Key Food sold me 2 10 pound bags of onions for just $5. I have a lot of onions in my kitchen. They are all good; about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. I've used about 3 pounds from one bag. ...

frozen pearl onions--yyc

by javelina 8 years ago

Does anyone know where to buy pre-peeled frozen pearl onions in Calgary? (I have a great recipe for beef burgundy that asks for them). I've found fresh in some stores but am having a hard time find...

Help: Onions tasting of soap that ruin my dish!

by tarteaucitron 10 years ago

Yesterday was the second time in recent memory where I made a dish consisting of onions, only to find out when eating that the onions tasted of soap. I tried finishing the rest of it while avoiding...

Cooking chopped onions

by Bada Bing 4 years ago

Is it just me, or do others feel that recipes habitually underestimate the time that it takes for onion to be optimal in many preps? Say, the Chow site currently indicates 4 minutes to make them s...

Onion size throughout history?

by NonnieMuss 4 years ago

This is a stumper for me - I have an old church-lady cookbook from 1954 that has some recipes my Nonna contributed that I would like to recreate. Some of the language and ingredients are quite old...

Searching for NY Times recipe for cheesy French party dish

by Newbia 4 years ago

Several years ago I made a wonderful French dish for a party based on a New York Times recipe. It involved layering toasted French bread, caramelized onions, tomato sauce ,and cheese in a casserole...

Onion Fun--NOT

by munchkin1 4 years ago

I bought some "Mayan Sweets." Roughly chopped and added to a toss of cubed fresh tomatoes and sliced English cucumber; dressed with red wine vinegar, light olive oil, salt and pepper. Ugh. Onion w...

Revisiting Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

by iheartcooking 4 years ago

I think this has been covered quite a bit but I have discovered something new in quite delighted with and I discovered it by accident. I bought a bag of chopped onions from smart&final, a conve...

Farmers Market Spring Onions

by bamasuz 4 years ago

I'm not entirely sure how to use these onions. They look like huge scallions, complete with the green parts. I would appreciate some recipe suggestions.

Chopping Onions beforehand, and storing them in fridge prior to use?

by katie.beginner 4 years ago

Is there any harm in finely chopping onions beforehand - say 7am in the morning - and putting it in an airtight bag in the fridge until say 1pm, for use in a dish? Or will that impact the flavour t...

Where & How do you keep your potatoes & onions?

by ElsieB 12 years ago

I have tried many places in my kitchen/pantry and many dif containers. I am never satisfied. I have looked for quality 'potato keepers' on the internet and found nothing that impressed me. I kno...

Veggie Barley Soup Help!

by vscardinal 5 years ago

So I tried making barley soup with vegetables yesterday, but I totally forgot to brown my onions. I used barley, vegetable broth, carrots, onions and celery - I just threw everything in the pot and...

how to get onions to soften

by arifa 11 years ago

i don't know why but i can never seem to get onions to soften when i sautee them on the stove. i have tried using lower heat, adding salt, cooking for a longer time (8-10 minutes), cooking with th...

What's wrong with raw onions?

by ipsedixit 8 years ago

Why do some people (like Scot Conant) have an aversion to raw onions in a prepared dish? Is it just the taste of raw onions, or is it some (unwritten?) culinary rule that's being violated?