Russell Jackson, chef-owner of the now-closed Lafitte in San Francisco, knows that chopping onions can be a real pain in the eye sometimes. In this CHOW Tip he shares a few ideas that might make your onion prep a bit more bearable. Check out this story from The Kitchn if you don't quite buy the bread-in-the-mouth bit.
How to Cut an Onion Without Crying
Daniel Duane demonstrates tear-free dicing.
Christmas Coconut Cake
This festive white cloud of a cake is perfect for Christmas and other special occasions. Three layers of coconut-milk-infused white cake are sandwiched with lightly sweet whipped cream filling, frosted with fluffy marshmallow, and covered with snowdrifts of coconut flakes. Get the recipe.