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Dear Amy: Responding to “Bay Area Stepmom Cook,” whose son-in-law hates onions, she should cook the onions first. It takes away that bitter taste. They can be roasted or fried to a light brown, and they develop a sweet taste.

– SC

Dear SC: Thank you for the suggestion, but judging from my mailbag, there are many people out there who just don’t like onions!

“Stepmom Cook” saw this as a character flaw.



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