This post was inspired by Tom Scocca who last Wednesday released an article on Slate.com alleging a vast conspiracy among recipe writers. He claims that the "Recipe Writing Guild" is intentionally deceitful about how long it takes to caramelize onions and it wasn't long until the "Food-Arazzi" jumped on the link bait bandwagon.
I disagreed, and this is my rebuttal.
Sources Cited in this Video
Layer's of Deceit by Tom Scocca, Slate.com - The article that started it all!
The Bitter Truth About Sweet Onions - LA Times Daily Dish
Onion Fraud: Consider the Caramelized - Food52.com
Why Recipe Writers Lie About Caramelizing Onions - TheKitchn.com
Chicken Quesadillas with Legit Caramelized Onions - FoodandWine.com
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