The origin of French Onion Soup is highly debated but one thing is for sure, the recipe has stood the test of time with little variations. This soup is quite inexpensive to make so you can splurge on some good quality cheese. This version features caramelized onions simmered in white wine and chicken broth topped with toasted baguette and Swiss cheese. So it’s French-ish.
When the days get shorter and the temperatures start to fall there’s nothing like a hot bowl of soup with some warm fresh bread. French Onion and Leek Soup is slightly different than traditional French Onion Soup. The leeks add a milder element for those who aren’t so keen on onion and I use a beef stock and port for a darker richer broth.