Onions hold a special place in the hearts of many cultures around the world. Onions have a strong culinary and cultural significance, from adding flavour and colour to dishes to being the star ingredient in recipes.

There are many festivals around the world that celebrate onions. Discover them with us:

  • The Vidalia onion festival

Held annually in Vidalia, Georgia, USA, this event celebrates the Vidalia onion, known for its sweet and mild flavour. The event features onion-eating contests, cooking competitions, and live music.

  • Zibelemärit

Celebrated in Bern, Switzerland, on the fourth Monday of November, this unique event features onion-themed decorations, crafts, and culinary challenges. An event filled with music and entertainment, where visitors can enjoy the traditional Swiss onion soup, onion tarts, and woven onion braids.

  • Roscoff onion festival

Held in Brittany, France, this festival celebrates Brittany’s renowned pink onions. It showcases the onions through tastings, cooking demonstrations, and market stalls offering onion-based products.

  • Oginoya onion festival

Celebrated in Tottori, Japan, this event pays homage to the local high-quality onions. Visitors can experience onion-themed attractions, including onion picking tours, cooking workshops, and tasting sessions.

From the sweet Vidalia onions of Georgia to the savoury pink onions of Brittany, onion festivals offer a delightful blend of culinary delights, cultural experiences, and festive celebrations. If you’re an onion fan, there’s no better way to celebrate than joining one of the festivals around the world. M&P Engineering has been manufacturing food production, preparation and filling equipment for many years and offers a range of equipment including its onion peeling machines.

M&P Engineering’s Large Onion Peeling machine uses a dry peeling process, resulting in no waste slurry. It can peel, top and tail onions with diameters between 45mm and 115mm using its self-adjusting floating knife assemblies. The peeler uses compressed air to remove the skin, resulting in optimum end-product appearance.

The large onion peeler has a raw material input rate of 750kg per hour when working at optimum speed but can be adjusted to suit the needs of the processor.

M&P Engineering also have available a range of freshcut machinery, including our Carousel Grid Cutting machine and our Radish Top & Tailer.

If you would like to find out more information about our products, speak to a member of the team on +44 (0)161 872 8378 or contact us here. 

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