Vidalia Onions: A History of Georgia's State Vegetable (American Palate) (Paperback)

Vidalia Onions: A History of Georgia's State Vegetable (American Palate) By Lee Lancaster Cover Image


Author Lee Lancaster unearths the delectable history and classic recipes of the Peach State's top vegetable.

The Vidalia onion may be small, but it's as sweet as an onion can be, and it means big business for Georgia, too. Officially christened the Georgia State Vegetable in 1990, it can only be grown in Southeast Georgia. Once sold mostly off a truck tailgate, Vidalia onions now produce an annual crop worth $150 million. And after years of perfecting and fighting off posers and pirates, Vidalia onions are presented as gifts to presidents, governors, close friends and relatives. They are hand planted and handpicked but worth all the trouble to produce the King of the Onion Rings. They are so good, they have their own Vidalia Onion Museum, mascot named Yumion, and a Vidalia Onion Hall of Fame. Vidalia, there's just something about that name.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781467154932
ISBN-10: 1467154938
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: November 6th, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: American Palate