Do you have to cut the middle out of a pineapple?
How do you know if a pineapple is ripe?
- Cut off the top of the pineapple.
- Run a knife in a circle around the inside of the pineapple 1/2 inch away from the skin.
- Once you’ve cut all the way around, cut the inside core (the part you want to remove) across twice (making 4 pieces).
- Use a big spoon to scoop out the inside.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.