[Sca-cooks] Helpful Hint from Whomever #987

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sun Aug 2 19:25:56 PDT 2009

On Aug 2, 2009, at 9:51 PM, Sharon Palmer wrote:

>> I haven't used this trick, but I find that a really sharp knife  
>> will bite into mango flesh nicely even while it simply rests  
>> lightly in the palm and/or fingers of the other hand.
> The little tool attempts to get the mango flesh, that cutting with a  
> knife leaves behind.  It doesn't matter how sharp the knife it, it  
> only cuts a straight line.  You get *most* of the mango with a slice  
> down either side of the mango pit, but it leaves a fair amount  
> behind, that comes off the pit in little pieces.

And therefore becomes the cook's prerogative. Like the nugget of meat  
from the thigh socket of poultry, known in English as the oyster, and  
in French as le sot-l'y-laisse, which translates as, "the fool leaves  


"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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