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What Would Civilization Be Without…? (You Fill in the Blank)

Beautiful Red Onions

“It’s hard to imagine a civilization without onions.” —Julia Child

Julia, I am with you on that one! Thanks for summing up civilization for us with the most versatile member of the root vegetable family. There’s nothing like a good onion to spice up a dish or a salad. Onions, you either love them or hate them! I’ll go on the record to say that I am an onion lover, not an onion hater.

Last night we had grilled onions and green peppers on Italian sausage sandwiches (mine was the veggie version from Morningstar Farms). Like the Italians say, delizioso.

The onions were pretty special too. I bought them from a local farmer at a farm market, so they were fresh and still had dirt on them, and the green stems were still sticking out. There is something so satisfying about buying fresh, unprocessed food, and it’s not just the superb taste. These onions were a special variety that was supposed to be even sweeter than Vidalia onions and they were. I’m going to have to go back to the market this weekend and ask the farmer the name of this onion variety (sorry, I’m bad at forgetting names; from people to root vegetables, the names just never stick), because it was yummy.

What do you think civilization would be without ______fill in the blank______? Come on, let’s get creative with the comments today!

While you’re pondering the question, here are a few great works from Julia:

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1

My Life in France

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» Lekeishua Arthur said: { Aug 23, 2010 - 4:53 PM }

This is a cool space. I confess I am not a fan of onions. They are slowly growing on me.
I do love Julia Child and Morningstar, though.

» MariaSantoferraro said: { Aug 23, 2010 - 6:56 PM }

Well the world needs all types of people – onion lovers and haters! Thanks for stopping by Lekeishua!

» Y is for Yogini said: { Aug 27, 2010 - 2:47 AM }

Good question!

yoga. laughter. smart-asses. books. mae west. green smoothies. writers. amy's organic.

:) just a few.

» Maria @ MariaMedia said: { Aug 27, 2010 - 1:39 PM }

Good List! But I think I could definitely live in a world without smart-asses. Unless they were really funny smart-asses!

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