I'll be making a big ol' batch of latkes tomorrow, and that means that I'll be chopping up onions. What tricks have worked for you to keep you from crying -- and what the heck do all those TV chefs do? They never cry! Thanks, all!
What do people expect when they order a Hot Toddy? Not the original Jerry Thomas version; those are gross, says Jeffrey. Give your guests something flavorful that really warms them up. Start with a good Scotch Whisky and layer on lemon juice, ginger honey syrup and pimento dram. That is something worth drinking on a cold winter night!
How to Cut an Onion Without Crying
Daniel Duane demonstrates tear-free dicing.
How to Chop an Onion Without Crying
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.