Welcome to Onion Hell...

"No self respecting chef would think of cooking without onions".

"... use a lot of olive oil, draw out the flavor with acid from vinegar and canned tomatoes, and throw in some onions because it's just not cooking without onions".

"... a home chef would do without salt and pepper before doing without onions".


... All of which are of little comfort to people who can't, or won't, tolerate the onion...

Photo © Whole Foods Market
Plainly...
a great many people love onions, and cook with them every day. It would no more cross their mind to start a stew, a pasta sauce or a curry without onions, than it would to cease breathing, just to see what happened.

If...
you're one of those people, you might prefer to leave now, for somewhere a little more comforting and familiar, before it all gets ugly. Or, you might like to hang around and see what the fuss is about - on this site, we explore what happens when, for whatever reason, you leave the onion behind.

We come in peace...
We mean you no harm. All we want to do is to (very gently) deflate some of the pomposity in the quotations above, and to welcome you to the Dark Side.

All content © Robin Somes, 2006 - , unless otherwise stated.