Hollywood starlet Julia Fox has made an unexpected move from the silver screen to the world of writing with a new book titled, “Onions to the Heavens: A History of Onion Ring Towers.” Originally planned as a memoir, Fox was surprised when she found onion ring towers mentioned in early drafts of her work.
“I was like, wow, Chapter 1 mentioned onion ring towers, then Chapter 2, then Chapter 3, and by that point, I was like, ‘wow, onion towers are really what I want to write about,'” said Fox during a recent press conference.
The book covers the mysterious origins of these strange creations and explores their place in popular culture. According to Fox’s research, onion rings were allegedly invented in Britain. Still, they may have originated much earlier during the industrial revolution when factories in Fort Wayne, Indiana, began grinding onions into rings in 1908. The first record of an onion ring tower comes from Texas-based Pig Stand restaurant, which erected one in 1921. Fans of Julia Fox can rejoice that she is returning to public life after taking a hiatus following her last big movie project and her widely-publicized relationship with Kanye West.
Fox also expressed her fondness for these tasty treats saying, “I was raised almost entirely on onion rings and credit them with my figure and success as an actress. Without crispy fried onions, I don’t know where I’d be.”
New York Times literary reporter John Waters praised Fox’s willingness to take risks and go where no writer has gone before with this book, stating, “This could easily be the book of the year. No one else would have had the guts or creativity to attempt something as unique as this. Julia Fox has proven herself yet again.”
The book also includes a series of risqué photos capturing moments of Fox with onion ring towers balanced on her ass, covering her chest, and shoved into her mouth. Hollywood Reporter columnist Julia Marshall was not impressed with what she called “this blatant attempt at creating amateur food pornography,” stating:
“Onion Rings are not only something that Julia Fox knows nothing about but something unhealthy that shouldn’t be promoted. She should stick to selling her urine.”