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How to slice onions without tears: the most effective way from a chef

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How to slice onions without tears
How to slice onions without tears. Source: freepik

There are a number of methods to prevent crying while slicing onions, some of which are quite creative. For example, it is recommended to chew on the handle of a wooden spoon or to light a match.

Mark Kurlansky, a well-known American journalist and chef, in his interview with CNN, shared some facts that will help you cope with the tearful problem while slicing onions.

How to slice onions without tears: the most effective way from a chef

According to him, the most popular method to avoid tears when slicing onions is to wear glasses. However, this method doesn't work 100% of the time because a person still has a nose that is directly connected to the eyes. Therefore, for this method to work, you also need to cover your nose. But this is physically impossible or very difficult to implement. Therefore, it is impossible to protect yourself from tears while cutting onions using this method.

According to Kurlansky, people often chop onions under running water. Although this method also does not completely protect against tears, it is quite effective. The fact is that when onions are sliced, sulfur dioxide is released, which is attracted to cold running water.

Thus, onion slicing is easier for people to tolerate because of the reduced amount of gas.

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