Throw your Tony Bennett vinyl on the record player (ahem, or turn on the Pandora station), light some candles, and get ready for your house to smell INCREDIBLE. You have to make Tyler Florence’s French Onion Soup for dinner.

There is something so romantic about French onion soup. It’s a soup made with care. The onions take time to caramelize, the wine deglazes the pot, pulling up all of the flavorful bits and pieces, and the salty gruyere and bread combine beautifully underneath the broiler. On Sunday, I knew I wanted to give this soup a try. I assumed that it would be difficult and time-consuming. I was wrong.
This recipe is easy, cheap, and delicious.

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I went with a spicy Shiraz as my red wine of choice for this recipe, but this soup can handle any rich, full-bodied red. Choose something that you know you’ll enjoy drinking a big glass of with dinner!

When you get to the end, opt for putting the whole cup (if you have some of the cute little soup cups with handles) in the oven under the broiler on low (or high, but be sure to keep an eye on the bread and cheese!) Make sure you really pile on the gruyere, too. Mmm…

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I hope you enjoy this soup as much as I did. It’s going to be a favorite around our house for a while!

Cheers!