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Onion storage advice

My wife and I have had an ongoing difference of opinion about how to store onions. I think they should go in the cupboard with the spuds, but she insists they keep better in the fridge and that she “cries” less when chopping them cold. Can you have the final word please, Simon?

I’m afraid I have bad news for you. Potatoes and onions shouldn’t be stored together because they can make each other rot faster! However, onions should be kept in a dry place in a cloth or paper bag. If you chill them for half an hour or so before cutting they are less likely to make you cry – so you’re both right. Isn’t that diplomatic of me?

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