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Peeling Mangoes
Slice both ends off the mango, revealing the long, slender seed inside. Set the fruit upright on a work surface and...
How to Prepare Fresh Pineapple
These simple preparations will help you enjoy this luscious fruit all season long. For a tropical drink: Puree...
How to Prepare Fresh Mango
Yearning for something other than oranges and grapefruit, but not sure how to prepare those tropical fruits you’ve seen...
Freezing Fresh Berries
Wash berries and pat dry. Spread in a single layer on a tray, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until solid. Pack the...
Pitting Dates
Slit each date open and push out the pit. To keep the dates from sticking to the knife, periodically dip the blade of...
Peeling Peaches
Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Immerse peaches in boiling water for 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon...
Pitting Cherries
Halve it with a paring knife then pry out the pit with the tip of a knife or use a cherry pitter, available at most...
Making Your Own Citrus Fruit Salad
Remove the skin and white pith from oranges and grapefruit with a sharp knife. Working over a bowl, cut the segments...
Chopping Cranberries
To make quick work of chopping cranberries, place whole berries in a food processor and pulse a few times until the...
Juicing Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits at room temperature give the most juice. Before juicing, roll the fruit on the counter, pressing down...
Segmenting Citrus
With a sharp knife, remove the skin and white pith from the fruit. Working over a bowl, cut the segments from their...
Julienning a Mango
Slice both ends off the mango, revealing the long, slender seed inside. Set the fruit upright on a work surface and...
Ripening a Green Papaya
Store a green papaya in a paper bag at room temperature with an unripe banana or just leave it out on the counter until...
Selecting a Ripe Papaya
Look for skin that is about half golden yellow and half green and yields to gentle pressure, like a ripe peach or...
Freezing Peaches
Peel the peaches by immersing them in boiling water for 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and plunge into a bowl of...
Removing Strips of Citrus Zest
Use a vegetable peeler to easily remove strips of the outer skin (zest), leaving the bitter white pith behind.
Julienning Citrus Zest
Remove 3 or 4 pieces of zest from a large fruit with a vegetable peeler. Stack the pieces on top of each other and...
Seeding Kumquats
Cut the kumquat lengthwise, then remove the few seeds with the knife tip or your finger.
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