The World That We Knew takes place in France. Ava, the golem in the story quickly learns to make hardship soup out of the few ingredients available. The longer Ava lives, the better her cooking becomes, which is part of her mystique. I would like to think that after the war she has all the ingredients she needs to make this lovely French Onion Soup.
French Onion Soup is a labor of love. Not that it is difficult to make, but it requires a time commitment to stir the onions every 15 minutes while they caramelize. Google Home has a handy voice-activated alarm so I could set a new 15-minute alarm each time the previous one went off. I am eternally grateful for my awesome Breville food processor which makes the slicing of the onions tear-free.