Should you make horizontal cuts (parallel to the board) through the halves of an onion before dicing?
There must exist some french term for the various ways to describe how to slice an onion. I'm looking for two terms, when you wish to have the onion sliced: with the grain, in the direction of ...
A cook I know always discards the core of the onion when chopping it. Is there any reason for this? In professional demonstrations and cooking classes, I've never seen it done. From observation, it ...