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How To : Prepare a persimmon for eating

A persimmon is not ready to eat until it has a soft consistency like jelly or pudding, though the fruit can be harvested and brought inside while still hard, so long as the branch the fruit hangs from is picked along with it. One way to be sure that a persimmon is ready to eat ...more

How To : Prepare pomegranates

"Preparing Pomegranates" Video Food Tip of the WeekPreparing pomegranates can be a pain. All those arils (that's the delicious, juicy part that covers the seed) squirt on your clothes while the papery white pith sticks to your fingers -- and everything else. Save yourself some ...more

How To : Turn your fresh tomatoes into crushed

Ian Knauer, food editor from Gourmet Magazine, is going to show you how to turn fresh tomatoes into crushed tomatoes in no time. First, you must take a fresh tomato and just slice it in half, now grab a 4 sided grater and start grating the tomato using the large holes. You sho ...more

How To : Prepare a pomegranate for eating

In this tutorial, we learn how to prepare a pomegranate for eating. These are very messy fruits, so make sure you place it on a surface that has a plate underneath it. Take a sharp knife and cut down the center of the pomegranate until you reach the bottom. Now, quarter the ha ...more

How To : Cut into a pomegranate

A simple yet effective technique which demonstrates how to best cut a pomegranate. Start by cutting out the upper part of the pomegranate. Afterwards continue by applying cuts from top to bottom at regular intervals all around the pomegranate. At this stage you can easily tear ...more

How To : Slice a ripe peach with a forward cut

Generally if you can get your knife through a peach and produce smaller, more bite-sized chunks, that's good enough. We're not all too picky about how beautiful our peach slices look when we're scarfing one down post workout, but sometimes it's important to give a good present ...more

How To : Make a beautiful fruit basket

If you're looking for a fabulous gift, why not check out this tutorial with Martha Stewart and see what to do to create a beautiful fruit basket. Bananas, apples, peaches, grapes, cherries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, tangerines - any fruit you want! Of course, make sure you're ...more

How To : Carve a watermelon baby stroller filled with fruit

This watermelon baby carriage is just waiting to get rolled into a baby shower! When traditional gifts like baby bibs and ginormous baskets of diapers and pacifiers won't cut it, this stroller is all that and then some. Carved out of a single piece of watermelon, the stroller ...more

How To : Eat fuyu persimmons raw and cooked

With the arrival of fall come persimmons. One of the kinds of persimmon called Fuyu persimmons, also called sharon, are in season from September through December. What you need to look out for is that they are firm and have a nice orange color overall with smooth skin. If a pe ...more

How To : Remove coconut husk with a machete

Love coconuts but don't know how to open them up? This how to video demonstrates how to strip a coconut husk in under two minutes. Use a machete and a piece of wood to remove the husk and cut open coconuts.

How To : Open a coconut with only a knife

Follow along as we learn how to open a coconut with only a knife. - Take the back of the knife and strike the coconut at the top. Make sure you are rotating the coconut as you do this, and continue striking. - Keep doing this until you have cracked the top. Then peel the top ...more

How To : Select and prepare Jackfruit

Have you ever heard of the East Indian fruit Jackfruit or Kanoon? The Jackfruit is one of the largest of fruits and almost every family in Thailand has a Jackfruit tree in their backyard. You can learn how to properly select a Jackfruit based on ripeness and learn the proper w ...more

How To : Peel a dragon fruit (also known as a pitahaya)

Interested in peeling a dragon fruit by hand? With the proper technique, it's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this free video lesson can present a complete overview of the peeling process in about a minute's time. For more information, and to get started peelin ...more

How To : Shop for, eat & de-seed a pomegranate

First, when shopping for a pomegranate, you want to look for ones that are red and firm. You don't want a pomegranate that is soft or that is turning brown. A good solid red color is best. To eat the pomegranate cut the top off where the stem is. The pomegranate is divided int ...more

How To : Open a pomegranate without a mess

1. Do a shallow cut on the head of pomegranate. 2. Make a circular cut. 3. Open the cover. You can see the pomegranate's chamber. 4. There are 6 chambers. 5. Make a shallow cut, on skin, from top to bottom of each line which separate the chambers. 6. Press from top of pomegran ...more

How To : Open a coconut with no tools

Follow along as Coconut Chris teaches us how to open a coconut in under a minute. - You can use a metal spike, but the most common way to open a coconut "Hawaiian Style" is to smash it on a rock. - Do this until the husk starts to break, when it does peel it off. - Tap the coc ...more

How To : Open & eat a pomegranate without making a mess

This is a step by step video of how to open and eat a pomegranate. Becca begins by washing the fruit, and cutting the ends off. She then scores the pomegranate, and submerges it in a bowl of water. The fruit is then ripped apart from where the scores were, and the beads of jui ...more

How To : Make a banana dog for kids with Cricket Azima

This fun twist on a sandwich is guaranteed not to be traded or thrown away. Follow along as our Food Network host shows you how to make banana dogs for your kids. This cooking how-to video is part of Cooking for Kids show hosted by Cricket Azima. Kid-food expert Cricket Azima ...more

How To : Peel, seed, and eat a pomegranate

Girl With No Name presents a video on how to easily peel, seed, and eat a pomegranate. Pomegranates are a very tasty and healthy fruit, full of beneficial antioxidants. However, peeling them can be a very difficult task, and can turn many people off to eating the fruit itself. ...more

How To : Seed a pomegranate quick and easy

In this video, we learn tips on how to seed a pomegranate easily with Nicki Sizemore. First, cut off the crown of your pomegranate to expose the seeds. Then, score the pomegranate from end to end and a few places around it. Next, soak the fruit in cold water for 5 minutes. Whi ...more

How To : Seed and eat a pomegranate with bowl of water

Pomegranate is native to Persia and it is a combination of two Latin words that mean apple and seeds. Wear old clothes and put a paper towel over the cutting board because the juice of the pomegranate can spray out and it stains. Start by cutting off the top and bottom of the ...more

How To : Cut a pomegranate into sections to de-seed

Start by cutting the top of the pomegranate off. Looking down into the pomegranate from the top you will see four to six white lines that divide the pomegranate into four to six sections. Cut down each one of the lines, cutting the pomegranate into four to six sections. Take e ...more

How To : Create fairy princess party fruit kabob wands

A fairy princess party isn't the same without fairy wands! Eschew traditional conceptions of wands and create wands that are both girly and good to eat by watching this tutorial on how to create fruit wands! Narrated by Food Network host Sandra Lee, the tutorial will guide yo ...more

How To : Properly cut a pineapple

In this video Sue demonstrates how to cut a pineapple quickly and easily .surely this method will help to cut a pineapple without any mess. At first she cuts off the top of the pineapple and then the bottom ,then she places the pineapple standing on its base and bisect into tw ...more

How To : Clean and cut a whole pineapple

Chef Dan Bobo explains the proper way to clean and cut a whole pineapple, putting safety and cleanliness first. The first step is to wash the pineapple. Then, you can start cutting it: First, try to find the flattest side of it by rolling it over the table. Then, hold it firml ...more

How To : Cut open a coconut

In this tutorial, we learn how to cut open a coconut. Coconuts in nature look different than they do when you buy them at the grocery store. They come in green, orange, and yellow. The white ones you see are shaved off before you buy them at the store. To open up a coconut, yo ...more

How To : Dry apple slices for crafts

Dry apples for that perfect project by following these steps. Apple aren’t just for eating. You can use sliced dried apples to add a little interest to your next craft project. Making the dried apple slices is half the fun and a great way to spend a lazy afternoon. You Will Ne ...more

How To : Carve a papaya in a flower design

In this video, we learn how to carve a papaya flower design. To start, you will want to take a sharp object and outline the drawing you want to make. Carve this onto the papaya, then remove the skin as you are making different shapes. If you want to do a large flower design, c ...more

How To : Choose a perfectly ripe Tommy Atkins mango

Just because the grocery store sells produce, doesn't mean it's all good and ready to eat. Mangos are a particularly tricky fruit to get right… er… ripe. Tommy Atkins mangos the more common mangos, and are usually grown in Mexico (originally Florida). When choosing a Tommy Atk ...more

How To : Open up a coconut in three different ways

This video is presented by Coco Joe from CocoJoesCoconuts. The video starts by demonstrating the technique for getting the coconut water from young coconuts. Coco Joe first uses a coconut opening tool by inserting it into the top part of the coconut and prying off the very top ...more

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