I honestly feel like I am 1,000 times more sensitive to the sulfur in onions than that of the average bear.
Last night I was cutting onions in prep for tonights dinner... I was only cutting them in half then placing them in a chopper to do the dirty work. I was crying soooooo bad; I couldn't even see. My eyes were burning so bad that I thought they were going to burn right out of my face! Onions are the single worst thing in the world of cooking.
I've heard many ways to keep from crying and the one that seems to help (after I'm already crying) is chewing gum while cutting onions. Unfortunately for me, I never think to pop the gum before I begin cutting. Afterwards, I went downstairs and got a washcloth wet with SUPER cold water and laid it over my eyes to help suck the burn out.
There are TONS of sites that pop up with ways to stop from crying when cutting onions... next time I'm going to try something else! It's simply awful...
By the way, here is what's for dinner tonight: Sausage, Spinach, Ricotta Stuffed Shells (only I used Italian Turkey Sausage and my shells are much smaller).