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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
 
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The Tear-Free Way to Slice Onions
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July 19, 2014
The Tear-Free Way to Slice Onions

When I have lots of onions to slice up, here’s a simple trick I use to avoid crying my eyes out. Peel the onions, cut one in half, and wet the two pieces with cold water—I just hold them for a moment under the faucet. Shake off excess water, and cut the halves into this slices or diced pieces while they’re still damp. The film of water that clings to the surface of the onions will prevent—or at least reduce—the dispersion of the onion vapors that cause tearing. It may not work perfectly all the time, but at least you’ll be sniffling instead of bawling.