Prior to today, I had never made French onion soup, and I had never had it, either. I didn't know what all the fuss was about. I can now say I completely understand the fuss.
What a richly flavored, beautiful soup, with a subtly sweet broth, and beautiful texture. I'm so impressed with it, I'm sorry I let 48 years slip by without trying it.
I did not come up with this recipe. It's on page 230 of Chad Robertson's beautiful Tartine Bread cookbook. I've referenced this book a lot lately. It's so beautifully written, like a great story, populated with gorgeous photographs, and, at least with those I've tried thus far, very special recipes.
This one is no exception.
I can't publish the recipe, because it's not mine, and I don't have permission to do so. If I did, I certainly would. This soup is so good, I'm tempted to say it's worth the cost of the cookbook to get the recipe.