[Sca-cooks] Helpful Hint from Whomever #987

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sat Aug 1 18:22:45 PDT 2009

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:
> 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.
> Adamantius

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