Kitchen Myths

Facts and fiction about food and cooking, by Peter Aitken

Breath through your mouth to avoid crying when cutting an onion

The crying response to onion vapors has to do with your eyes, not your nose. Using a sharp knife, to reduce the tearing and bruising caused by a dull one, may help, as will refrigerating the onion ahead of time. Keeping your eyes closed will help, but you may lose a finger or two!

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2 responses to “Breath through your mouth to avoid crying when cutting an onion

  1. Mia May 27, 2013 at 5:16 am

    The only thing that actually helps is to take a sip of water and keep it in your mouth.

  2. Tom Arnall July 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    cut them underwater helps for me.

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