Pineapples always provide a stunning addition to a fruit basket or bowl, but many find actually serving them a bit more complicated. DaveHax has produced a video showing an easy yet elegant presentation for serving fresh pineapple. Best of all, it takes the hard work of coring out of the game.
The technique requires a very sturdy and sharp knife, as pineapples are notoriously thick-skinned. The trick is quartering the pineapple with just two long cuts that then make the pineapple more manageable. The result is bite-size pieces ready for the table.
According to Modern Notion, the one-time scarcity of pineapples made it a sign of extravagance, entertaining and hospitality. According to the article, people were so desperate to use the fruit as a status symbol, they would actually rent them as decorations but keep the fruit on display and off people’s plates.
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