By now, I could chop an onion in my sleep: Slice it in half, trim off the stem and root, peel, and slice away. In all my years of onion prep, it never occurred to me to shake things up, but skipping just one of those steps — removing the root — has changed my heavily onion-based repertoire for the better.
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Shallots are delicious in lots of things, but getting the best flavour and presentation from them demands you learn to slice them a little differently depending on what you're making. This video, posted to Instagram by Food52, shows you three different slicing methods, and the dishes each is best for.