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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: [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Last Suppers

We’ve talked about famous last words before, but how about famous last foods? Some of these soon-to-be-deceased got to choose and others had no idea they were about to munch their last morsels. See what they swallowed, then think about what you’d pick if you knew death was coming. Let us know in the comments. 1. [...]