Koreafornian recipes for National Onion Month
August is National Onion Month, an invented excuse to eat lots of the bold bulbs. Raw, sauteed, caramelized, boiled or baked, any onion is a good onion.
However, a light touch with the flame will help your onions retain more nutritional value in the final dish.
American columnist Elizabeth Robins Pennell wrote:
Banish [the onion] from the kitchen and the pleasure flies with it. Its presence lends colour and enchantment to the most modest dish; its absence reduces the rarest dainty to hopeless insipidity, and the diner to despair.“The Incomparable Onion.” The Delights of Delicate Eating.
University of Illinois Press: 2000, p. 155. Originally published in 1896.
Here are a few Koreafornian recipes to “lend … enchantment” to your kitchen this month.