The District Domestic had a tip the other day on how to chop onions without crying.  I’ve heard that the candle works as well as holding an unlit (seriously, DON’T LIGHT IT) matchstick in your mouth. 

But what I’ve found works is this.  I sharpen the knife I’m using before I chop.  Then I keep my window open (I know, I’m lucky) while I’m chopping. 

Her posting though made me wonder — what tricks do you use to cut through an onion? 

I did a little searching to see what others suggest.  You can click here or here or here