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Cutting Pineapple Boats In Hawaii

If you’re in Hawaii, you must know how to cut a pineapple for pineapple recipes or to make a decorative pineapple boat. Chef Todd Mohr is on the edge of a 300 foot cliff in Princeville, Hawaii to show you how to cut a pineapple.

Excellent knife skills is the key to cutting pineapple. The challenge is having enough horizontal knife control to cut as closely to the tough skin as possible without leaving the pineapple fruit behind. If you’re preparing a pineapple recipe, or just want to present a decorative pineapple boat, this quick video will show you a simple secret.

Basic knife skills are essential to any kitchen success. Even with cut pineapple. Items that are cut consistently will cook consistently and have better eye-appeal. The old adage is “you eat with your eyes first”. If I were to present you with a bowl of soup and one piece of carrot was large, one was small, one oblong, one square, your eyes would tell you that it was made without much regard to presentation. Upon tasting, the large carrot would be hard, the small one would be mushy.

A chef’s knife is the first knife you should have in your kitchen. It’s the work-horse of most kitchen tasks. In the time you can retrieve your electric chopper from the cabinet, plug it in, use it, wash it, return it to the cabinet, your chef’s knife would already have the job done. When use with correct grip and the safest technique, your skill with a chefs knife will result in amazing meals at home, or just a decorative pineapple boat made of cut pineapple from Hawaii.

Join me for my next FREE Webinar Workshop, "The What, How And Why of Hawaiian Fusion Cooking"

and discover how to bring the exciting flavors of Hawaii to your everyday cooking.

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By Chef Todd

Hawaiian Treats On The Kauai Food Tour

The islands of Hawaii offer some of the most culturally diverse food combinations in the world.

Hawaiian cuisine IS the definition of "fusion" in cooking because so many cultures and styles have contributed to the flavors of Aloha.

Today I'm joining Marta Lane, the founder of Tasting Kauai Food Tours for a deliciously fun day exploring the flavors of the north shore of Kauai.

These flavors are found in our very first stop with the most traditional of Hawaiian foods. Poi is the base for Lomi Lomi Salmon and Kalua pork from the Hanalei Taro and Juice company.

This is the height of sustainable and local farming, as the ingredients for much of the meal came from less than a mile away!

The Trucking Delicious food truck put coconuts to good use as Chloe has whipped up her famous Haupia Cream Pie that didn't last long on the plate.

Our scenic drive over the bridge than brought us to Tiki Iniki's tiki bar and a great time with Michele Rundgren, the owner. Yes, that's Rundgren like Todd Rundgren, the rock star, and Michele is his wife who makes a MEAN Mai Tai!

From rustic pizzas at the Palate Market to freshly baked gluten-free breadfruit pastries, the rest of the tour was a discovery in the exciting and unique ingredients YOU can find in Hawaii.

Join me for my next FREE Webinar Workshop, "The What, How And Why of Hawaiian Fusion Cooking"

and discover how to bring the exciting flavors of Hawaii to your everyday cooking.

Register to hold your spot HERE.