If you’re in the kitchen and run into a roadblock—the onions are making your eyes water, or those cherry tomatoes are mad hard to slice in half—chances are thousands of cooks have experienced the same frustration before. And, more often than not, some smart person figured out a workaround that will not only make your life easier, but also make you look like a pro when you pull off some ace culinary trick in front of your friends.

For indispensable kitchen hacks, we always look to the crew at Food52. Here, they break down awesome tips for saving your unfinished wine, pitting cherries like a legend, and more.

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