February 3rd—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
So you think you know the humble onion, eh? Would you allow us to challenge that assumption? Because there was so much we didn't know, we just had to share! You see, onions can be traced back at least 7,000 years, and there's evidence that they've been cultivated for as many as 5,000 years (those early onions were wild as wildebeests). And while we cultivate our onions primarily for food, it's clear that the ancients were interested in these bulbs for myriad reasons. In ancient Egypt, onions were symbols of eternity, owing to their circle-within-a-circle formation. In ancient Greece, early Olympic athletes used onions as performance-enhancing supplements, believing that consuming onions would improve their physical capabilities. In ancient Rome, gladiators got onion rub-downs believing it would firm-up their muscles. We imagine the Coliseum smelled great during those games.
Trader Joe's Yellow Onions could be used, we suppose, for any of those purposes. We only guarantee their efficacy, however, as an irreplaceable ingredient in all kinds of cooking. These are ideal onions for winter recipes - soups, stews, chilis, casseroles… They caramelize beautifully, turning a translucent brown hue in the process, adding depth of color and flavor to your dishes. We're selling really good-sized Yellow Onions for 69¢* each, which is a value we think even the ancients would appreciate. You'll find them in our produce section.
Gnocchi with Bacon & Brussels Sprouts — Get the recipe!