Farmer and chef shares insights with home cooks

December 10, 2014 4:44 PM

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It was the first deep freeze of the season in Colorado, snow thick underfoot and the temperature in the single digits, when Eric Skokan accidentally left a 35-pound bag of onions in the car.

The chef wasn't about to give up on the red onions he'd grown himself on his sprawling 130 acres in the Rocky Mountain foothills. So instead of storing the onions, as he'd planned, Skokan and his wife Jill thawed them and started a monster batch of French onion soup, the scent turning their small fa...

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