[Sca-cooks] Helpful Hint from Whomever #987

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sat Aug 1 18:15:50 PDT 2009

On Aug 1, 2009, at 8:49 PM, Johnna Holloway wrote:

> We don't really eat mangoes in this household but I have read numerous
> reviews that say this OXO item is great for taking the pits
> out which they seem to do before peeling.
> http://www.oxo.com/OA_HTML/xxoxo_ibeCCtpOXOPrdDtl.jsp?item=48557

Looks like one of those apple wedgers, with a similar potential  
pitfall in that the actual core is not always dead center, and there's  
always the risk of missing.

Now that I think of it, I've also seen street mango vendors jam the  
mango on a thickish wooden skewer, like a candy apple skewer or one of  
those disposable chopsticks, and then peel it and only partially cut  
the flesh off the seed, leaving a sort of tulip blossom/rose shape.

Never bought one, but they look good. I spent a lot of time in  
Manhattan and Brooklyn, but usually I'm en route from one place to  
another, and rarely just strolling or in a position to stop and get  
coated with fruit juice from head to toe. My wife, OTOH, is more  
elemental about these things.

I'm one of those "afraid of staining the necktie" guys, which is  
interesting if you've ever seen me in chef's whites; I tend to be a  
blob of food shaped like a man.


"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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