Autumn comes with a strong desire for warm comfort food and tasty soups.
Though onion soups have been around since the Romans, legend has it that the classic French Onion Soup, or soupe à l’oignon gratinée, was created by King Louis the XV of France when all the ingredients he could find in his hunting lodge were some onion, butter and white wine. Whether the legend is true or not, French Onion Soup is now a classic French staple and is on the menu of pretty much any restaurant in France.
It’s also the best soup for a chilly fall evening because of its meaty broth, sweetly caramelized onions and, of course, the toasted bread and melted cheese on top. All those ingredients together make for the best kind of comfort food: warm, cheesy, and delicious.
And as far as soups go, French Onion Soup is pretty easy to make and doesn’t take very many ingredients. If King Louis XV can do it, then you definitely can too.
Check out this recipe video for French Onion Soup: