If you're anything like me, you dread the moment you have to chop or slice onion for the dish you're preparing. I never know which comes first: the tears or the uneven, clumpy result.
It reminds me of that wonderful seen in Julie and Julia when Julia Child's spends an entire day practising slicing onions - one of her first assignments at the Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris. But I just don't have Child's firm resolve to prove I can slice that quickly.
So, I've done a little Youtube surfing and found two helpful how-to videos to get me through an episode of onion slicing without too many tears.
Watch these great videos below.
How to slice an onion
How to chop an onion
And for those who want to reminisce, why not watch Julia Child's own onion slicing tutorial done during an episode of The French Chef.