Some foods transcend simple eating. One such food is French Onion Soup, a classic dish that’s been part of France’s culinary repertoire for so long that no one is quite sure how – or when – it started. What is certain is that its combination of caramelized onions, hearty beef stock, and crispy baguette creates a warm and filling soup that’s brimming with authentic French flavor.
The recipe has changed a little over the centuries, and today’s French Onion Soup takes a bit of care and patience to perfect. While it may not be as simple to make as some other soups, the payoff is a richer, more rewarding flavor that truly captures the essence of French cuisine.
Here’s how Chef David Pan creates this classic comfort dish.