Onions? Did I just purchase a cookbook dedicated solely to onions? To be precise, Onion: The Essential Allium Cookbook, by Kate Winslow and Guy Ambrosino, is, as the finer print on the bottom of the cover says, dedicated to the entire allium family. In other words, this is a cookbook on onions, leeks, scallions, garlic, chives, ramps, and shallots. In its apparent simplicity and narrow focus, this cookbook is actually incredibly comprehensive (Kate and Guy already knew this, but more on that later!).
I am fortunate enough to have met Kate and Guy just last year. So, yes, there is a slight bias…. of course I was excited to support these two lovely people and their recently published cookbook. However, scroll through the pages and you will soon realize the talent behind it. This is a beautifully written and illustrated book. Moreover, there is a third reason why I was excited about this cookbook. In it, Kate and Guy celebrate the ordinary hero.