The Onion is an American satirical digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news. The company is based in Chicago but originated as a weekly print publication on Aug. The Onion brings you all of the latest news, stories, photos, videos and more from America's finest news source. The Onion is an American satirical digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news. The onion also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. The Onion is America's Finest News Digital Studios: The Onion's original entertainment production house. After many years of litigation. Many archaeologists, botanists, and food historians believe onions originated in central Asia. Other research suggests onions were first grown in Iran and. What They Look Like: Ranging in size from golf ball to softball, with light yellow flesh and golden, papery skin. How They Taste: Assertive when. Onions, Onions, Onions: Delicious Recipes for the World's Favorite Secret Ingredient [Griffith, Linda, Griffith, Fred, Halbert, Michael] on Yellow onions are your go-to cooking onions. This onion has yellow skin and a strong flavor due to its high sulphur content, which mellows out. You may have seen the headlines that hundreds of people have gotten sick after eating onions contaminated with Salmonella.