Sunday, April 24, 2011

Oh, Stop Your Crying

Every time I chop onions I am plagued by tears, sniffling and it feels like razor blades on my retinas. I've tried all the so-called remedies: closing my mouth, using a wet knife, freezing the onion first, making French onion soup with celery instead - no success.

I stumbled across this tip yesterday and it totally works. 100% satisfaction guaranteed - unless you're allergic to gluten, as I was reminded tonight.

Put a piece of bread in your mouth while cutting onions. It's weird, but it completely prevented any stinging or crying. I'm not sure about the specfics of size or type, but I just used regular white bread.

Amazing. You're welcome.

1 comment:

  1. Chewing gum does the same thing and is a bit more...uhm, natural?...than shoving a piece of bread in your mouth.