There are as many home-grown tips for preventing tears while chopping onions as there are cures for hiccups. I thought I’d seen them all but today I came across an article from WonderHowTo that suggested a perfectly ridiculous way to keep onions from making your cry: Cut out the core. Once you undestand why onions make us cry, you’ll understand why this will not work.
In America, yellow onions, sometimes called Spanish onions, seem to be the most popular for cooking. In fact, many chefs will say to always choose yellow onions over white onions. So, are yellow onions really superior to white onions? The answer is no. If you ask a lot of Latino cooks, in fact, they are […]
If you had to chop dozens and dozens of onions every day, you wouldn’t want to waste any time, would you? You’d need to do it efficiently. And, if you are a restaurant cook, you need to not only be quick and efficient, but you need to keep your dices as uniform as possible. Whether […]
An internet rumor states that the onions in White Castle burgers are not really onions at all. Instead, they are little pieces of cabbage that have been soaked in onion juice. Could this rumor be true? The onions on White Castle burgers are an integral part of the recipe. Without the onions, a White Castle slider would […]
If you are a child of the ’70’s, or earlier, then you probably have fond memories of big bags of Ruffles potato chips and huge cartons of “French Onion Dip,” that salty, tangy sour-cream sin that Foodies today probably sniff at, waiting until a midnight run to an out-of-neighborhood 7-Eleven to get their secret fix. […]
Bet you didn’t know that mint, when it comes to cooking, is the biggest herb going. You can hardly make a dish calling for fresh herbs without using some mint. What’s that? You’ve never used mint in cooking? Mint is only for tea, mojitos, and mint juleps? I beg to differ. I’ll bet you’ve used […]