Thursday, October 7, 2010

Guest Post on Lazaro Cooks: The Many Layers of Onions

Onions: love em' or loathe em'?

I love onions. I know, onions are really smelly; and yes, they make you cry; I’ll also agree that they are sometimes difficult to stomach raw. With such pungency and pain-inflicting qualities, it stands to reason why onions might be hard to like, but they are also the aromatic core ingredient of delicious preparations all over the world. I don’t hesitate to rush to the defense of my layered friend, and this is often my argument.

I put onions in everything: garlic, shallots, scallions, leeks, red onion, yellow onion, pearl onions, cipollini onions! (Deep breath). If you’re eating my food you can bet that there’s some kind of onion in there. In any state--raw, sweated, or caramelized, without them, it just feels like something is missing.

For more on my onion love, check out my guest post on Lazaro Cooks!

Read my love letter to an onion, find out more about the pungent kitchen essential and the love/hate relationships that surround it, the surprising results of my love em’ or leave em’ poll, and get my recipe for this:
Caramelized Onion Flat Bread with Prosciutto, Goat Cheese, and Balsamic Reduction
Lazaro Cooks! is an awesome food blog filled with beautifully presented dishes made with sustainable ingredients that are prepared with a pristine attention to detail. Lazaro has been very supportive of my blog since I first started and I am flattered to be a guest on his page.

12 comments:

Lazaro Cooks! said...

It is entirely my pleasure to host such a talented cook & writer as yourself.

Thanks

Be well

Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron said...

Came from Lazaro's! Great guest post, Marisa. Love the love letter to onions :) I left my opinion on Laz's blog

Healthy Mamma said...

Ode to a fellow onion enthusiast...
Onions deserve every bit as much love as you've mentioned! I put onions in just about everything too, along w garlic. So good for you.
I really and truly absolutely love your tart recipe! I will try to make it soon and link back to you if you don't mind!

Healthy Mamma said...

Oh, so funny, when I first read your intro to this post I totally thought of Shrek when he was explaining to Donkey that he was like an onion because "He had many layers like an onion".

Marisa said...

Thanks for the comments!

Healthy Mamma, I would love if you would try the recipe! I look forward to checking out the post. And I totally had Shrek in mind too! Glad you got it!

Magic of Spice said...

Fantastic guest post Marisa...loved it :)

Kelsey said...

ive always wanted to try prosciutto on pizza!! it looks SO YUMMY! geez i wish i also had this kind of talent!! fabulous guest post!! always up for a guest post that involved pizza ;)

xo

~Lisa~ said...

I LOVE onions! Truly they give so much flavor to just about any meal. I even like pickled onions! hehe

Karen said...

Great post! The slowly caramelizing onion smell makes my mouth water. So yummy. Your flatbread looks wonderful!

Pacheco Patty said...

Yes I love onions too. The way you've caramelized them to put on flat bread, tart or pizza is probably the best way to enjoy them, I think;) Great guest post Marisa, I enjoyed reading your onion love letter, very creative 'Ode to an Onion':)

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

I'm all for onions, if they're cooked! One of the first things I learned to make in cooking school was a French onion tart--that looks very similar to this. Oh the memories...

Chef Dennis said...

What a great guest post on Lazaro's site!! I love onions, especially when they are allowed to really cook and caramelize....yummm
Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe with us, using a much maligned vegetable!