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David Seaman and his onions

Once upon a time, David Seaman – Arsenal FC’s legendary goalkeeper – was locked away in a cage for smiling too much. Even in his copper prison, every day he would smile at the birds, insects and cats who passed by.

Then, for no reason, he was released, maybe for good behaviour. Free, he was desperate to enjoy his favourite dish: French onion soup.

He travelled to Órgiva in Spain and bought the largest onions he could find – one of them 70 times larger than a euro coin.

In the sun, with a napkin stained with every slurp, he enjoyed his best meal ever.

The end.

David Seaman model

David Seaman in his cage

David Seaman with his onions

David Seaman and his onions

David Seaman on Wikipedia

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16 thoughts on “David Seaman and his onions

  1. just read an older post about orgiva market, I,m sure you know by now, but the alpujarra supermarket and Dia both sell very nice ginger.

    Posted by mrs h | August 24, 2014, 11:18 am
  2. Have you been buying some funny cigarettes from those weird types in Orgiva?

    OH – and if he likes French onion soup, why is he using Spanish onions? 🙂

    Posted by Marianne | August 24, 2014, 6:06 am
    • Would never dream of it – and no one is ‘weird’ here – just different! Spanish onions – especially large, sweet ones – are perfect for French onion soup as they caramelise well – and David also needed some pants which the market supplies in vast quantities.

      Posted by con jamón spain | August 24, 2014, 9:13 am
  3. It is a large onion though, isn’t it?

    Posted by con jamón spain | August 23, 2014, 10:44 pm
  4. Ha ha ha! You guys are nuts 🙂 I used to fancy Seaman a little 😉

    Posted by Expat Eye | August 23, 2014, 9:47 pm
  5. I have just read this post again but I am not sure I fully know quite what is going on….. 🙂

    Posted by Wendy Kate | August 23, 2014, 9:14 pm
  6. How many glasses of cava with pomegranate seeds?

    Posted by Charlotte | August 23, 2014, 6:39 pm
  7. You … fools! 😉

    Posted by ladyofthecakes | August 23, 2014, 6:36 pm
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