The legendary “French” onion soup may give the impression of chic “La Femme” demurely sipping hot soup from fine china bowls and sterling soup spoons, but in actuality, French onion soup origins began with cheap laborers in the Lyons silk industry. The inexpensive and easily found ingredients are what made this soup so affordable and comforting after working an 18 hour day looming the heavy silk attire that French men and women dreamed of impressing each other with.
So, the next time you enjoy a hot fresh bowl of French onion soup, just remember that this recipe was intended to soothe and relax the hard workers in your home. Put up your feet, take a deep breath, and enjoy this moment of cozy comfort that was meant just for you.
Here’s another treasured Instagram recipe. Have a great day! Marlene