People who know shallots can become very opinionated as to which are best. Trial by
experimentation is the best way to go. Big John is bringing you excellent examples from each of the primary shallot types: yellow and red.
Shallots are wonderful - they're like garlic - easy to grow and store - but most importantly, delicious and a pleasure to use in the kitchen.
What Are Shallots?
There exists a common misconception that a shallot is like a cross between garlic and an onion - the truth is, that for all practical matters, they are onions - by taste and smell - and may be favorably substituted for onions in any number of dishes.