We took our sister/(soon to be) sister-in-law out to dinner the other night, and we got a blooming onion. She was fantastically impressed, having never seen one before. Well, here's how it's done. **Warning. If you're the type of person who does not like to know how magic tricks are done, don't click. It's perhaps less nifty than you think.** Well, it's less nifty than I thought anyway. I was thinking more along the lines of a sushi chef and a particularly sharp ginsu knife.