A fourteenth century 'cure' for The Plague.
1/3 cup olive oil
2 - 3 large onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
1 head garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 quarts chicken stock (you can also use beef or vegetable stock)
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons butter
A loaf of rustic bread
French Cahors wine
Heat oil in a large soup pot. Add onions and cook on low heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are very soft and tender (about 20 minutes). Add garlic and cook 20 seconds. Stir in stock, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and let simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Serve with bread and Cahors wine. Serves 4 - 6.