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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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Slicing Onions
When I have lots of onions to slice up I like to use a simple trick to avoid crying my eyes out. Peel ...
 
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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Lidia brings viewers on a road trip into the heart of Italian-American cooking.
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February 7, 2014
Slicing Onions

When I have lots of onions to slice up I like to use a simple trick 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 all excess water, and cut the halves into thin slices or diced pieces while they are 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.