There are many methods that have been recommended over the years to stop the tears when you are chopping onions. Some people say that slicing them while holding them underwater works...but it seems too dangerous to me! I've also had someone tell me they hold a piece of bread in their mouth while they are slicing. I just keep my mouth closed. As long as I don't talk or breath through my mouth while I'm chopping, I never shed a tear.
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