[Sca-cooks] Helpful Hint from Whomever #987

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sat Aug 1 17:18:12 PDT 2009

Hullo, the list!

Apropos of nothing, I happened to see this while walking down a  
Brooklyn street yesterday, and thought it might be worth sharing.

There was a woman peeling, slicing, and selling mango chunks from a  
cart, each order in a little plastic sandwich bag, with a lime wedge  
and a plastic fork.

I don't know if anyone else has had this problem, but it happens to me  
all the time, and I can envision several applications for the  
solution. The problem is how to peel a ripe mango, or maybe an  
avocado, without crushing the flesh and leaving deep thumbprints.  
Sound silly and a measure of male culinary incompetence, or is this a  
problem for others as well?

Well, the lady jammed a Philip's head screwdriver deep into the pointy  
end of the fruit, and well into the pit, and using the screwdriver as  
a handle, peeled it with a sharp Swiss/bow vegetable peeler, and  
neatly sliced chunks of fruit pulp off the pit.

No thumbprints or crushing, minimal lost juice.


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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