10 fun facts about onions (and how not to cry when chopping them)

Crying onion

1) Onions make you cry because when they are cut they release chemical irritants known as amino acid sulfoxides. Your brain registers the irritant and the lachrymal glands above the eyelids then release reflex tears. Continue reading 10 fun facts about onions (and how not to cry when chopping them)

Delicious or Disaster? An amateur attempt at cooking

I’m a New Yorker. We don’t cook. We get our food delivered by a man who looks slightly annoyed that he had to climb four flights of stairs for a $5┬átip. I have friends who use their ovens for storing their winter clothes. If we don’t have food delivered, we have thousands of restaurant options or even some mystery meat hot dog from a corner vendor.

 

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