On a side note, don't you hate it when you're chopping an onion and your eyes start to water? I know I hate it since it definitely stings like crazy. One thing I heard to do that would prevent your eyes from doing this is to hold a match in between your teeth. I don't know the science behind it, but I've heard this from more than one place. I've never actually done it to see if it works, but it might be something worth trying in the near future. Or what you can do is to light a candle and put the candle near you as you're chopping the onion. The fire from the candle will burn off the gasses that are emitted from the onion. I got this tip from one of Martha Stewart's shows...I think it was Martha Stewart Cooking School show. Also, I've heard that if you refrigerate the onion for a few minutes to chill it a bit, it's less likely to sting to your eyes when you chop a chilled onion.
|yellow onion = white onion|