Onions--including chives, garlic, leeks and scallions--are a basic ingredient in many of the meals we prepare, but their uses and value go far beyond the kitchen table. In this concise and instructive compilation we learn about onion's origins, the many market and garden varieties, how to grow, harvest and store onions, and their use as flowering ornamentals in the garden. The book includes a listing of onion-based remedies from European herbals and even advice on how to handle and use onions for a wide array of chores. Several chapters are devoted to recipes for employing onions, such as beef-eggplant combo, Swedish veal paprika and cucumber-onion relish. An interesting, illustrated, practical book on the everlasting onion!