I have two things about onions that I was hoping to get some feedback on.
1. I've heard that onions tend to slightly iritate your taste buds, but this is a good thing, as it will heighten your ability to taste the other ingredients in a dish. Is this true? If so, should I be adding onions to every dish I make?
2. I'd love to hear if anyone else agrees with this one. I tend to tear up quite a bit when I chop onions. I find that if I cut them over the stove top and turn on the fan, it helps. I've also seen these goofy tight fitting goggles you can buy to protect your eyes, but that seems silly. Today I read that if you chew gum while chopping onions, you won't tear up. Has anyone else heard that? Any other tips or myths related to chopping onions?