Onion soup (fr. soupe à l'oignon) has occured in french cuisine at the XVII century. The author of the recipe was probably king of France, Louis XV, who once uppon a time decided to prepare warm meal from just three components: onion, butter and champagne. Although the soup has got royal roots, it was considered to be a meal for poor people. The reason was it's simple compositon and it's main component – onion – was cheap and available for everyone. Due to the alcohol which was used as one of the ingredients, the dish was sometimes called "drunk soup" (fr. la soupe des ivrognes).
In short time, the dish became very popular in France and it still is a part of traditional cuisine. The soup can differ depending on the region in which it is made, but usually it consists of: boullion, carmelised onions, white dry wine, olive oil, butter, wheat loaf and gruyère cheese.
There is a funny story about the soup. King Stanisław Leszczyński (king of Poland during 1705-1709 and prince of Lorraine during 1738-1766) was late to the Versailles for his doughter wedding (she was marrying king Louis XV) because of... concumption of onion soup. He made a break during his trip to France and decided to eat a meal in one of the local restaurants. He had onion soup for the first time and he liked it so much that he didn't want to leave restaurant until the chef would give him a recipe. Chef took him to the kitchen and showed how to prepare this soup, step by step. Stanisław Leszczyński lost track of time and forgot that he acctualy was on his way to the wedding.
This soup is really delicious! It is extremely filling, very aromatic and... healthy. It strengths immune system, protects from the infections and pures blood from toxins.
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