This recipe is by Tom Selman and David Paul Johnson, of David Paul's Lahaina Grill in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. It was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2001 Maui Onion Recipe Contest, Professional Division. Be sure to dehydrate the onions for 24 hours before starting this recipe. I've never made this recipe before, but I have ordered and eaten it at the restaurant before. It sounds like a bit of work, but based on taste, I think that it's well worth the effort.