Win Two VIP Tickets to the 2012 Chicago Food Film Festival

Duke of Perth!

Bake the Book: The Seasonal Baker

Blackberry cobbler. mmm mm.

Knead the Book: The Art of Baking Bread

Every time I make bagels something goes wrong. I'd like to learn the proper techniques for shaping and cooking them.

Cook the Book: 'Eat with Your Hands'

Ethiopian food. Or Tacos.

Knead the Book: King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking

In quick breads like banana and zucchini bread.

Knead the Book: Kneadlessly Simple

Mmm, sourdough. Or focaccia

Cook the Book: 'Masala Farm'

Allen and Son Barbecue in chapel hill changed my life.

TGI Fry-Day: Fried Pickles from Lillie's Q

Will definitely be checking these out. DMK burger bar also has delicious fried pickle wedges - mixed with fried pickled okra. It's almost impossible to tell which is which before you take a bite.

Knead the Book: 'The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking'

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Korin Knife

Victorinox chef's knife. I've bought one for everyone in my family.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Cured Meat Experience

In an arugala salad with croutons and lemon dressing

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Southside Market Sausage, Chicken, and Steaks

Allen & Son in Pittsboro, NC changed my life.

Cook the Book: 'The Homesick Texan Cookbook'

3 way tie between smitten kitchen, 101 cookbooks, and homesick texan. All with cookbooks coming out this/next year!

Cook the Book: 'Goat: Meat, Milk, Cheese'

Goat meatball pitas!!

Cook the Book: 'River Cottage Every Day'

Huevos Rancheros

Win Tickets to the James Beard Foundation Awards, Monday, May 9, in NYC

Girl & The Goat

Egg in Toast: What Do You Call It?

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

Weekend Giveaway: 'Masterchef Cookbook'

pork tinga tacos

Cook the Book: 'The Best Soups in the World'

homemade Boeuf Bourguignon

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Praise the Lard Gift Box

The first time I had pork sausage after 14 years as a vegetarian

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Charles Chocolates

Chocolate fondue!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Culinary Adventure Society

Poutine in Montreal

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Russ & Daughters Brunch Package

Onion chopper recommendations?

I guess there's no reason the serious eats "community" should be expected to be be less judgmental than the rest of the internet.

For my boyfriend, the cost of chopping an onion is not worth the benefit of having it in his food. This is not the case for me, so when we cook together (as we nearly always do when we eat together), I chop the onions while he contributes something else - often doing tasks I find unpleasant, like washing lettuce, greasing pans, or handling raw meat. My hope is to give him the gift of onions: to make it easier for him to enjoy an ingredient that I think can make all the difference in a meal. Of course the aim is also to tease him about his aversion to onion cutting.

Thanks for the helpful and supportive comments.

Onion chopper recommendations?

My boyfriend refuses to chop onions because they make his eyes water. I'm planning to buy him an onion chopper for Christmas, but after checking out reviews on amazon, it seems like most choppers on the market are either pretty flimsy or difficult to clean. Does anyone have a model they can recommend?

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