By Marge Perry
Updated November 02, 2010
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Raw or cooked, onions are perfectly at home starring in a dish or performing as a subtle underlying aromatic on which other flavors are built. Crying too often over onions? Pop them in the freezer for 20 minutes before chopping to minimize tears.
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As much as I love onions, I sure don't want to smell like them! To get rid of that lingering smell, try rubbing your fingertips on the bowl of a stainless steel spoon under warm, running water. You can also try rubbing your hands over the stainless steel faucet. If you need some tips for chopping onions, watch our how-to video and check out 7 Ways to Cook with Onions.