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Facts and fiction about food and cooking, by Peter Aitken
Breathe through your mouth to avoid crying when cutting an onion
May 26, 2013Posted by on
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!
The only thing that actually helps is to take a sip of water and keep it in your mouth.
cut them underwater helps for me.