I love cook books and as you may imagine, I have a few dozens of them on my kitchen shelves. Many of them I bought myself, but some are gifts I received over the years. La Table de Jacques Pepin is one of them. It is a great book for the recipes ( mostly French), and for its pictures. One of my favorite recipe from this book is the Caramelized Mushrooms with Shallots recipe. It is an easy recipe that requires very few ingredients. But it is a great side. I changed the recipe a bit over the years, and here is mine.
Ingredients: 1 lb of fresh mushroom, 1 medium-sized sweet onion, salt and pepper, fresh parsley, olive oil.
In a large frying pan, add 2 tbsp of olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the diced onion and saute them until they become golden and soft. Then add the sliced mushrooms. Stir well to avoid the mushrooms to burn. Lower the temperature and keep cooking for about 15 minutes while stirring. You may add 1/3 cup of water if the water from the mushrooms have evaporated. Season with salt and pepper. Et Voila!
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!