When it comes to the topic of caramelized onions, Slate
writer Tom Scocca is disgruntled. Specifically, he is dissatisfied about the downright lying that goes on in recipes about how long it takes to caramelize onions. He points out examples of cookbook authors and writers implying it takes as little as 5 to 10 minutes to create dark caramelized onion. He's calling fiddlesticks on this fiction: How long does it really take to caramelize onions, and why do recipe writers pretend otherwise?