Even we get stumped by recipe directions, and sometimes, when our onions are already sauteeing in the pan and time is of the essence, certain concepts occasionally throw us for a loop -- like the difference between cutting crosswise and lengthwise.

Have you ever had this problem? For anyone who has, BuzzFeed Food just gave us a gorgeous and definitive guide.

cutting crosswise lengthwise

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