083006 fingers in food best of the show

[Music] if you're a longtime fan it's good to have you back and if you're a new viewer welcome to fingers in food today is part two in a two-part series on fruit follow me come on let's go get some fruit bingo that's some fruit in the last show we spent a fair amount of time with the exotic fruits especially that cactus pear and I want to thank the viewers that wrote in for reminding me that some of the easier to come by fruits can be just as enjoyable with many of the basic fruits the simplest techniques can often be the best feel free to experiment but if you're caught in a bind you can always rely on common sense a lot of people overlook the banana but it's nice a little slimy doesn't have the delicacy of a guava but it'll do in a pinch and thanks Jacqueline for the advanced tip going back to basics means going back to basics with the tools you use as well it turns out that little devil you call a potato peeler has a few more tricks up its sleeve that Apple you've been eyeing for weeks is no match to a simple push and twist if you approach at the right angle even the pitted fruits with their nasty little secrets inside can become one of the highlights of your evening and Boyd is the hard work pay off I know what you're saying you're sayings a sure that works fine if you're on your own but what if you're entertaining what about the bigger fruits there's still no reason to get fancy a household hammer for example is perfect for a cantaloupe now that's a hole for any finger but as we all know sometimes a large group of people deserves a large piece of fruit if presentation is important to you for that special group of people use an ordinary drill for consistency choose a bore that matches the size of your guests fingers a half inch bore is perfect for the pinky and you'll never get stuck in someone else's hole but as we found out last week with the mulberry sizes and everything and if you're on the go grapes can be great join us next time for soft Italian cheeses this is a with fingers and food [Music] you [Music]