The bulb is the part of the onion that contains the gases that make our eyes sting and water, so if you remove the bulb, you won’t have this problem!
To properly remove the bulb, find the rooted end of the onion and point it upwards.
Use a paring knife to make an angled cut in the onion, then work the knife in a circular movement round and round surrounding the root.
Once you’ve made a full circle, you’ll be able to easily use your hands or a similar tool to simply pull the bulb off.
All that’s left to do is peel the onion’s skin off and then you can chop as you please!
Need some extra visual guidance?
Check out this video, posted by Scalfani himself, to find out exactly how to do this trick and escape unscathed during meal prep!