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May 31, 2010

Helpful Hints from joeeze: Peeling a banana

Reader Kitten commented on the March 16, 2010 Banana Peeler post, "Actually.... If you peel a banana from the bottom up instead of the top down (like da monkees), it prevents those annoying peel-strings, too."

Excellent, Kitten.

Not 32 minutes later Diana McLellan โ€” yes, THAT Diana McLellan, wha choo tink, dis a high-class blog, mon โ€” chimed in, "Joe, if you ever watch a monkey peel a banana, you know the right way: Do not tackle the end with the stem. Instead, pinch the other end. It will crack open. Then just peel down. Nature's way. Gadget? Hrumph. Like a gadget for picking your nose."

Don't get me started, Diana....

[video up top via Kelly Jo Garner, aka The Hungry Photographer]

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but see that yucky part that is at the top the way he opened? Then you have to scrape that away(unless you are a monkey and don't care what you eat)
If you open the way humans do, that part is down at the bottom and can be thrown away with the peel.
Stupid Internet!

Posted by: Jimmy | Jun 1, 2010 4:44:26 PM

I find the insight into the american kitchen far more fascinting than the banana nonsense. Missmatched old fashioned crockery and a lot of bread!

Posted by: jo | Jun 1, 2010 3:53:52 AM

So, the saying "Monkey see, monkey do" has validity after all!
Wait until I find that old law school professor.

Posted by: Juan | May 31, 2010 8:39:24 PM


If a banana is not too ripe,

You can grab each half and "snap" it in half, honestly!

Sometimes, I only want half.

Posted by: JoePeach | May 31, 2010 5:30:54 PM

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