The point of this simple soup is that it celebrates the famous onion of the little town of Cannara, a town and comune on the Topino River in the floodplain of central Umbria, in the province of Perugia. Its importance is celebrated every year since 1981 by a 2-week long onion festival. The local cultivation of this unique onion has a long history and its special properties are put down to the soil of this area, which is rich in potassium and clay, with plenty of water. The producers are small family farmers, who pass the secrets and techniques from father to son, sometimes for four or more generations. A Consortium dedicated to the onion was created in 2003 to protect and promote the producers of the Cannara onion. This very simple, rustic soup is thick, tasty and nourishing and does work well with any kind of onion.
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