questionswhich is better basic food staple: onions or…

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I like both equally, but my GF doesn't like onions so it's mostly garlic at my house now.

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Split the difference and use shallots.

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Garlic for me... Garlic everything!

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I've never heard of a garlic ring.

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to me it's 6 of one a 1/2 Doz for the other, love 'em both, esp in concert w/ each other.

I have a Co-worker whose Husband and Son are both VERY allergic to BOTH Onions and Garlic. Like Anaphylaxis type allergic reaction.

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For those of who who thing chopping garlic is too much trouble, consider investing in a garlic press. http://www.amazon.com/OXO-SteeL-Garlic-Press-Stainless/dp/B0000CDVD7/ref=sr_1_2?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1352256243&sr=1-2 It's a time saver for sure.

I'd hate to have to choose, but if forced, I'd go with onions. There's a bit more that you can do with them vs. garlic.

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wikipedia says "A staple food, sometimes simply referred to as a staple, is a food that is eaten routinely and in such quantities that it constitutes a dominant portion of a standard diet in a given population, supplying a large fraction of the needs for energy-rich materials and generally a significant proportion of the intake of other nutrients as well." we use garlic for flavouring a lot of stuff we cook but not as a staple. mrs. 1 doesn't like onions. i do, and cook often with them, but i'd say i don't cook any dishes that are predominantly onions, i use them mostly for accent. so i guess neither meets the definition of a staple for either of us.

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Team Onion here for its versatility.

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@tippypaws: I guess my right eye is garlic, because I'd pick my right eye for sure. I can barely see out of the left one... and I barely like onions.

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@tippypaws: I read that as "which one of my eyes I would rather eat." And now I'm off both onions and garlic for a while.

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I've gotta have garlic and would miss it more than onions. That said, I believe onions are the better basic food staple, as more recipes call for them than garlic.

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I can't answer because I use both very often. Picking one is like trying to choose which one of my eyes I would rather keep. However, I would like to point out that I know a guy who can't eat onions, garlic or even garlic or onion powder. Also he hates vegetables of any sort. I find it damn near impossible to cook for him.

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@moondrake: Two words: garlic press. No more work.

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I detest onions, so it has to be Garlic for me.

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I have to say garlic. Onions are more versatile, but love the flavor of garlic much more.

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For me, onions, because I enjoy onions by the bushel. I very rarely buy garlic for use at home, although I encounter it in restaurant food often. It's a lot of work to cut up, and if I cut up enough of it to make it worth the trouble then it is too much and upsets my stomach.

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Garlic. I can take or leave onions but I don't know what I'd do without garlic.

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How can you have a food poll and not list bacon?

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Onions. I love them both, but I think onions are more versatile. Plus, is there a better smell in the kitchen ever than onions sauteeing in butter?