In a world that seems obsessed with getting things done in the most efficient way possible — especially in the kitchen — there isn’t a ton of room to think outside of the box. We buy the best tools and kitchen products to cut our cooking time down so that we can rush our kids from place to place, clean the house or relax after a long day at work.
So what if I told you that Mary Berg has a quick, effective way to cut up stone fruit that you’ve definitely never seen anyone else try before? And it honestly doesn’t involve any fancy tools or cooking techniques you can only master in culinary school.
During Mary’s Big Kitchen Party (Fridays at 9 p.m. ET during Dinner and a Movie; on demand on Fibe TV1), Mary demonstrated her favourite way of cutting up stone fruit. Instead of separating the fruit into quarters to remove the pit or just slicing off little chunks of it, Mary inserts the knife into a nectarine, rolls the fruit so an incision’s made all the way around, twists it in half and cuts slices off surrounding the pit. It might be different from the way you cut up fruit, but it certainly isn’t wrong. Plus, her nectarine slices came out looking perfect.
Well done, Mary. Well done indeed.