Advertise Here

The Slice

Sweet onions used to be a real treat

Now? I don't know. It seems like onions labeled as “sweet” are available pretty much all year. Only none of them are quite as mind-blowing as the truly amazing ones from 20 or 30 years ago.

Remember? There were, of course, the Walla Walla onions. Man, they were great. There were also some terrific ones from Vidalia, Georgia. And that was about it.

It was a big deal when they showed up in stores. And shoppers grabbed them.

Then we started seeing sweet onions from California's Imperial Valley, from South America and any number of other places. The thing is, as the supply became more plentiful the specialness seemed to fade.

Now maybe I just lost my taste for them. That's entirely possible.

Or maybe using sweet onions 12 months a year made it difficult to cherish them in the way I did back when they were rare and seasonal.

In any case, the romance waned. At least it did for me.

And in the end, there were no tears. Just a sigh and a shrug. 

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to The Slice

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on The Slice.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
Advertise Here