A Pineapple Story

I could still remember my first time buying a whole pineapple from the market. With little confidence in myself, I ask the lady to remove all the skin before bringing it home as I’ve never done it before. Back then I was newly wed 😳 . Somehow, one fine day, I tried experimenting it. Since then, I’ve enjoy doing the chore. It’s pretty easy actually.

This is my way of doing it:

  1. Cut the top and bottom. On how to work on the skin, refer to picture 1 above.
  2. Next, coming to the ‘eyes’. Slanting your knife at 45degree, cute diagonally at the ‘eyes’.

There you go. Pretty easy isn’t it? It is like working on a piece of art!

I was quite surprised when I found out my late mil doesn’t know how to work on the ‘eyes’. She will cut the skin as in picture one, working all the way thru the eyes. Imagine how much you have wasted. End of it, there’s nothing left except a very petite pineapple.

Things are different with my mom. She’s an expert in the field and she never let me cut a pineapple in her house even tho I’ve assured her I’ve done it lots of time. She believe that the knife have to be very sharp and bla bla bla. Failing which, our tongue will itch when we eat them. Neh, I think that is just folklore.

Talking about itchy tongue, does anyone know the reason why sometimes our tongue itch after consuming pineapple?

One more story on the pineapple. My neighbour Sister caught me snapping all this photographs and she thought this is a very lame post on pineapple. *Blueh* So yutelme, lame or not ah?

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  1. dancing queen said,

    August 15, 2007 @ 1:37 pm

    Not lame at all, very educational & informative! Thanks! 🙂

  2. eve said,

    August 15, 2007 @ 2:50 pm

    I dun like to cut pineapple..too much work la..me lazy bum..ehhe…


    August 15, 2007 @ 6:55 pm

    Sorry I have no idea why pineapple makes our tongue itch.

    Definitely not lame. Thanks for the tips, but I prefer to take home the skin-off pineapple. =)

  4. sila said,

    August 16, 2007 @ 2:12 am

    that is exactly how my mother removes the pineapple screen – cut the skin off then do the diagonals to remove the eyes. so because that is how she taught me, that is how i peel my pineapples too. 😀

  5. Simple American said,

    August 16, 2007 @ 4:42 am

    The pineapple is very lame. Got no legs at all. Look carefully.

    We never have fresh pineapple at home. Not I know how to show the missus. wakakakaka

  6. Stay-at-home Mum said,

    August 16, 2007 @ 8:42 am

    Thanks for sharing, but the lazy me still tell the fruit man to cut for me! 🙂

  7. Kyels said,

    August 16, 2007 @ 12:33 pm

    Not lame. I find it informative.


  8. jonzz said,

    August 16, 2007 @ 2:28 pm

    Ugh… lazy to cut pineapples. Have no idea why it makes the tongue each. Time to google.

  9. eastcoastlife said,

    August 18, 2007 @ 8:50 pm

    For people who know how to cut a pineapple, they would find it lame. It is lame.
    wahahahahaha …..

  10. sasha said,

    August 19, 2007 @ 11:06 pm

    not lame…typical blogger only. semua also wanna take pic and blog hahahah

  11. Giddy Tiger said,

    August 20, 2007 @ 1:25 pm

    I did that the first time I cut a pineapple, which was about a month ago, I think.
    People say that the tongue will itch if you eat the middle portion of the pineapple, i.e. the core. So I steer clear of that section.

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