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How to Prepare a Pineapple | 1 Minute Tips | Food Busker

August 30, 2019

Hi guys, I’m going to show you how to perfectly prepare a pineapple. Place your pineapple on it’s side, and secure it in place with one hand while you top and tail it, using a sawing action. Then move in a barralling motion down around the pineapple. We’ve left very little
flesh on the skin. Cut through into nice slices. If you’ve got a corer, use that to take the centre of the pineapple out. If
you haven’t then I’m using this cookie cutter. Place the metal ring on top of the
pineapple over the core and then push down. Give it a twist and
out comes the core. If you want to turn it into chunks simply cut through. And there you’ve got pineapple chunks.
That’s how to perfectly prepare a pineapple. If you want any more tips
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  • Reply Shawn Tunstall May 20, 2015 at 6:36 pm


  • Reply Aoife May 20, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Love your videos☺

  • Reply lytexotic May 20, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    the core is the best part though! 🙁

  • Reply Kate May 20, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Or buy a cutter for 6 bucks on Amazon that also cores at the same time. 😛 Also, the fun part is you can use the Pineapple as a cup afterwards if you want.

  • Reply Bruno Lopes May 20, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Why do you cut the core? it is the best part of the pineapple.

  • Reply eightgeorge May 20, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    You have to cut the holes out else it will be tough.

  • Reply Ayaz Mahmood May 20, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Am the 10 comment

  • Reply Ayaz Mahmood May 20, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    I am the

  • Reply Ayaz Mahmood May 20, 2015 at 6:50 pm


  • Reply Owen Stubbs May 20, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    I would tend to top and tail, cut the skin off, then chop it into quarters from there leaving the core easily cut off from each section. Probably saves a bit of time as opposed to cookie-cutting each individual slice 🙂

  • Reply Mari-Jô Zilveti May 20, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Great video, @Jamie Oliver  and @Food Busker! I love all your videos, the 1 minute tips and also the ones from Food BUsker. COngrats!

  • Reply crojonphoenix May 20, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    …and of course, you keep the core for baking with some pears, some vanilla pod, lime zest and some water. when tender, remove the juice into a saucepan and add some butter and cream for a vanilla caramel.
    drench your pears and pinapple with creamy sticky goodness and dust some almonds and dark chocolate, served with walnut and pecan icecream

    … no waste, much love :3

  • Reply Christian S May 20, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    dont peel it. cut it in slices first. then remove the skin of the slices from inside. much easier. way more control.

  • Reply Kimberly Juenger May 20, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    This would be really cute with a small heart or star shaped cutter.

  • Reply Si Y May 20, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    That's a lame way to do it. I'm sure I've seen vids of peops doing it where they seem to stab around at it, get a bag, then flip it upside-down and all the chunks of pineapple come out all nicely squared.

  • Reply Cara Ozlek May 20, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you so much for doing this!!

  • Reply George Hausmann Swoboda May 20, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Why did i need this. How else would you do it?

  • Reply samiyah mohammed May 20, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    That was very useful i spend like a whole 15 minutes! Love your recipes😎🙌🏻

  • Reply Waldo May 20, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    i thought it will me Jamie……

  • Reply MsWannabeGamer Ⓥ May 20, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    You're supposed to get a yellow pineapple, for starters. Or let it ripen if you can't find one. Second, you're supposed to cut off all the eyes on the pineapple as they contain a substance that will numb your tongue when you eat it.

  • Reply Tau legae May 20, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    i prefer how they cut out the brown bits (eyes) on the side of the pineapple in a v shaped manner.

  • Reply Kanwal Jan May 20, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    I cut the slices first and than remove the skin. Much easier

  • Reply Sandra Alvarez May 20, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Why did you leave the brown hard parts on the pineapple? i never eat those as they don't taste good.

  • Reply SachaCeline May 20, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Your not suppose to leave on the little brown things

  • Reply CreepyHisoka May 20, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    you left a concerning amount of the nasty eyes in your chunks, that pinaples gonna sting like a mofo

  • Reply Megan Harris May 20, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Is this because Alfie Dayes said in his video about chopping a pineapple ???

  • Reply Chris Junk Food May 20, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I'd pay 2 pounds for the whole pineapple!

  • Reply William Clarke May 20, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Love ya food busker your awesome and very very funny now dance like a chicken for me! DANCE!

  • Reply timmy yong May 20, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Here in Asia, you need craftsman skills.

  • Reply palonero May 21, 2015 at 12:45 am

    How can I prepare a glass of water?

  • Reply Amber Kelley May 21, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Thanks @Food Busker ! I love pineapple so this was really helpful! 🙂

  • Reply mark May 21, 2015 at 1:28 am

    I thought the video was gonna show me how to properly cut a pineapple in a minute….You need to cut the "eyes" of the pineapple in v shaped diagonals before you slice it…no need for a video to show you how to cut it in such a basic way…

  • Reply Mike Jarvis May 21, 2015 at 1:46 am

    I agree with him, right up until he starts coring the pineapple. The core is great! And if you want to cut your pineapple into even pieces do it in a wedge / pie pattern, not … however he was doing it.

    shrug to each is their own.

  • Reply Stuart Safford May 21, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Thanks for this info.

  • Reply winston li May 21, 2015 at 2:24 am

    what about the eyes?

  • Reply RagingHeartOn May 21, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Here in Hawaii that's the lazy way to do it

  • Reply Anh N May 21, 2015 at 4:07 am

    My mum taught me to cut the skin thinly and then cut out those "eyes" in .. spiral paths? Does anyonoe know what I mean? x:

  • Reply Pailin 98 May 21, 2015 at 7:51 am

    but you didnt remove the eyes..

  • Reply smutpow May 21, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Here's a thought for people who love pineapples.
    Pour a bit of light soy sauce and eat it. And if you want to go a bit crazier, prepare a saucer of soy sauce with red cut chillies. Personally I can't stand the thought of soy sauce with pineapples but I've seen lots of people who eat it and loving it.

  • Reply Simon Yates May 21, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Thanks John

  • Reply Jenny Thong May 21, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Here in Asia, we trim the "eyes" out of the surface of the pineapple. The "eyes" causes a stingy effect on the tongue.

  • Reply Vathorst May 21, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    When reloading the video, it goes from 1:01 to 1:00,  that's cheating!

  • Reply Joao Paulo May 21, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    why you throw away the best part of the fruit?

  • Reply Tigerdeer May 21, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    The crazy food busker with fantastic skills! Thanks 🙂

  • Reply beautybekky May 21, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    I have a pineapple corer and it just takes out the whole thing in one go. It's amazing!

  • Reply Tian Yao May 22, 2015 at 7:07 am

    I've seen pineapple being cut where they cut the flesh in a spiral motion to remove those spots? is that a thing? I never understood the purpose!

  • Reply Pepe Le Pew May 22, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Not perfect, asian style is perfect… And the core is sweet and delicious and crunchy and it works good as a meat tenderizing agent…

  • Reply Bogdan Simina May 22, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Really sloppy work. There was a lot of wooden parts still left in the pineapple…if you eat those, than I question your taste.

  • Reply Mārtiņš Antāns May 22, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    use a saRRRing action. ahh , you british people…

  • Reply Miguel de Luis May 22, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I eat the core too

  • Reply Cath Chu May 23, 2015 at 5:20 am

    LOL!!! My mom would cry river to see this and the core is the best part to eat.

  • Reply Max TV May 27, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    When I cut pineapples, I feel so stressful so whenever I go to Woolworths, I avoid pineapples. Ok, I will try this way.

  • Reply Fobia82 May 31, 2015 at 4:32 am

    In Mexico some people round the leaves with the knife and use that as a handle.

  • Reply ugh moist June 3, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    And zHATs haow tha PHURRFectley PHREEpare a PIE n' APPLE

  • Reply Cooking Lessons for Dad June 12, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I have never seen a cookie cutter like that. I will have to find one. Great tip!

  • Reply Jane Lee June 25, 2015 at 4:36 am

    How to remove the eyes of the pineapple

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