Onions

Why Do My Hands Smell Like Onions?

And how can I make them smell like hands again?
Jan 8, 2013 2:31 pm

You chopped a pile of onions for dinner, and hours after you've enjoyed the meal and left a mountain of dishes in the sink, your hands smell awful. It's like you have onion juice running through your veins instead of blood, and it's not sexy. How did this happen, and how can you get your life back on track? The secret is at the bottom of the mountain of dishes in your sink.

Pork Cutlets With Pickled Pearl Onions And Pancetta Recipe

Everyone loves a great piece of pork
Nov 26, 2012 4:01 pm
Photo: Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton

We first had pork cooked this way at Alice Waters’ house. The cutlets were sliced thick from a pork loin, given them a flattening pound, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and quickly seared in a hot skillet. Pork used to be much more marbled, but now that it is “the other white meat,” this lean cut needs to be cooked more like a chicken breast.

Red Wine Sloppy Joe Sliders Recipe

Add a little class to this old summer camp favorite
Sep 14, 2012 1:01 pm
sloppy joe sliders
Photo: Gabi Porter

The ingredient list for these sloppy joe sliders may look a little lengthy, but every seasoning you add to the mix infuses the meat with an huge flavor that fits surprisingly well in a mini-bun. Prepare to take down quite a few of these.  

How To Caramelize Onions

Because a caramelized onion is a happy onion
Mar 30, 2012 2:01 pm
caramelized onion
Photo: Mark Shaw

You never know how much time goes into the sweet, sticky shreds atop your perfect patty melt or tarte flambée until you caramelize an onion for the first time. You also never know how little effort goes in until you learn this simple but very important technique.

Chili Dogs Will Warm You Up

Winter loves a chili dog, and so do we.
Dec 16, 2011 12:31 pm
chili dog

Sometimes when pork and beef put aside their differences, the result can be so beautiful to behold it will change your whole outlook on lunch. Am I tired of sausage, reporting on it from Germany all of last week for two outlets and having spent most of yesterday putting together a sausage gallery you should look out for later this afternoon? Clearly I am not.

Raw Onions: To Eat or Not To Eat?

When it comes to onions, we like it raw
Oct 17, 2011 11:01 am
raw onions
Photo: sidewalk flying on Flickr

When your burger arrives, steaming hot, perfectly greasy, pre-cheese congealing and all that good stuff, you have a decision to make. Next to the fries are a lettuce leaf and a slice each of tomato and red onion. Which are going on your burger, and which will be left behind? I sincerely hope if you crown your burger with any of them, it's the onion.

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Word of the Day: Sulfenic Acid

Building up your kitchen vocab arsenal
Sep 19, 2011 1:31 pm

Unless you sport a pair of terribly unfashionable onion goggles, chances are you’ve fallen prey to the stinging sensation caused by our dreaded Word of the Day. When onions are cut, 1-propenesulfenic acid releases vapors that actually cause a chemical reaction in your eyes, creating sulfuric acid. 

Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

The Food Scientist tackles a persistent question
Sep 2, 2011 9:01 am
chopping an onion
Photo: TheDarkThing on Flickr

What are onion tears?
The unwanted tears that come as a result of chopping onions, whether yellow, white or red.

What causes onion tears?
When it comes to shedding tears, there are three different types. The first, known as basal tears...

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