Onions – There are a wide variety of onions.  Some early onions are Bridger, an early yellow variety; Red Marble, a red Cippolini onion; and the Italian heirloom Red Long of Tropea, an early red variety. The Red Long of Tropea (or Rossa Lunga di Tropea) is named after Tropea, in Calabria near the southern tip of Italy, the site of a famous onion festival every August. Elongated like torpedoes, these are thin-skinned glossy maroon bulbs with lighter interiors that slice easily into even rings. They are described as "sweet, mild and delicious" and great for grilling or braising. Asher and I slice them into rings, toss them in a little oil, and bake them in the oven and find them absolutely delicious.

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