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Lies Told About Caramelizing Onions

Tom Scocca is upset with celebrity chefs and recipes that tell you to caramelize onions in ten minutes. You can sauté onions in ten minutes, but caramelization takes around 45 minutes, meaning “the best time to caramelize onions is yesterday.” Here, telling the truth about how to prepare onions for French onion soup, is Julia Child: [...]