A Conversation for Onions

Onions in literature

Post 1


Interesting entry.

Another remedy for crying when chopping onions which I've found helps is sucking a spoon. I learned it from "Like Water for Chocolate" by Laura Esquival. The novel begins with a wonderful magical realism scene involving chopping onions, and the river of tears that results.smiley - wah I won't spoil it by recounting it here, but I highly recommend it.

Can anyone else think of notable literary or filmic scenes involving onions?

Onions in literature

Post 2


There's 'the Onion Eaters' by JP Donleavy, but its that long since I read it I can't remember anything about references to onions! Enough to make you weep!

Onions in literature

Post 3


Haven't come across it myself - will have to check it out.

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