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Shallot (Allium Cepa)
A small member of the onion family, with a distinctive, more delicate, flavour.
They are an essential ingredient if making French-style sauces of the highest quality. Shallots are round in shape, resembling a pickling onion, but are generally divided into two or three 'cloves', which separate-out. Their cousin, the 'banana shallot' is an elongated, slightly milder variety.