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December 9, 2007

Olive Pitting Hack



In the "Tips and Techniques" feature of the September/October 2007 issue of Cook's Illustrated was an inventive take on pitting olives.

Here's the suggestion as published.

    Pitting Olives

    The most common way to remove pits from olives without an olive pitter is to smash them on a cutting board. Marci Abbrecht of Wellesley, Massachusetts came up with a more elegant — and equally effective — alternative.

    1) Place a funnel upside down on the work surface.

    2) Stand one end of the olive on the spout and press down, allowing the pit to fall through the funnel.


No more chasing down the pits as they shoot all over the kitchen.

Tip: The best widely available brand of olives sold in the U.S. is Peloponnese.

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