Which advice really prevents tears when chopping onions? Martha Stewart says to burn a candle. Another tip is clenching with your teeth a wooden spatula or piece of toast. Or, you can just wear swimming goggles.
I can walk through a room so thick with smoke that you can cut bricks out of it, and I won't blink. But...
...if I ever need a good cry, I know just what to do. I need only look at an onion before tears start welling. The first cut has me reaching for my handkerchief.
Onions have the same effect on me that romantic B-movies do: My eyes water even though I am not really sad...
Full Story: Put Next to Water, an Onion's Not So Hostile; By Andreas Viestad, on The Washington Post